Charles Darwin And Jean Baptiste Lamarck, Beliefs Opinions And Theories Of Evolution

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Theory of evolution
“Evolution can be defined as any change in the heritable traits within a population across generations”. (what is evolution, stated clearly YouTube, 2016). Every living creature can reproduce making another copy of themselves with small variations. The variation can consist of characteristics Like the passing down of fur colour in mice or the development of the length in cane toad’s legs. When these changes occur to their offspring’s, evolution has taken place. Whilst many scientists believed in the theory of evolution, alters to the belief extended to a certain extent. Throughout this essay two scientists, Charles Darwin and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, beliefs opinions and theories of evolution will be deconstructed.
Charles Darwin’s theory
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” (good reads, Origin of the species quotes, 2016) Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. Born on the 12 February 1809, United Kingdom, Darwin wrote his discoveries and theories in his book Origin of the species which became very successful when published. He based his theory on natural section. A process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. Darwin believed changes that allow an organism to better adapt to its environment will help it survive and have…
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