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Born February 12, 1809, Charles Robert Darwin Was An English

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Born February 12, 1809, Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist. Best known for his bold scientific approach in explaining “transmutation” or evolution, as it is recently termed, of natural selection. Formulating his theory secretly from 1837-39, after returning aboard the HMS Beagle from a voyage around the world. Charles Darwin published his evolution theory, in his book entitled ‘On the Origin of Species’ two decades after his return in 1959. Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory or Darwinism is considered to be the “change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, as a result of natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, and resulting in the development of new…show more content…
Others believe in Darwin’s theory of natural selection, where it all started about five millions year ago.
It is said that there were once apes, different to the known species of the 20th century that advanced genetically as time progressed. Beliefs are held that these apes or Hominines evolved becoming bipedal causing them to walk up right, and their babies to be twisted and turned to pass through the birth canal. Overtime their cognitive abilities allowed them to generate new ideas to build new tools that also increased survival and reproduction. Darwin believed that humans, apes and chimpanzees all share a common ancestry. “The recent sequencing of the gorilla, chimpanzee and bonobo genomes confirms that supposition and provides a clearer view of how we are connected: chimps and bonobos in particular take pride of place as our nearest living relatives, sharing approximately 99 percent of our DNA, with gorillas trailing at 98 percent” (Wong, 2014). Fossil records today strengthen Darwin’s theory as results concluded that the phylogenic of species and ontogeny of humans evolved from an organism known as the great ape or Hominid- a large tailless primitive that lived 7 million years ago.
Darwin’s theory of evolution contains some basic biological principles as it relates to natural selection and contributes to survival, these includes:
1. Variation-
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