Charles Darwin 's Theory Of Evolution

2015 Words Nov 25th, 2014 9 Pages
When Charles Darwin formulated his Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, he had adopted some assumed premises. The most important of all these premises was that all biological organisms have an innate imperative for survival, if not solely for themselves as individuals, then for their offspring, and ultimately, their species. Regardless of whether or not these biological entities are even aware of this “will to live and proliferate,” it is assumed to not only exist in all living things, but also to be their ultimate goal. Man, Homo sapien, a biological organism, would be expected to have the very same primary goal towards survival, yet, often times it seems man has a more important agenda– towards personal gain. Most scientists will agree that the biggest threat to human survival has always been starvation, or perhaps, more accurately, a lack of resources; yet, philosophers have often stated that man itself is a far greater threat to its own species. With mankind 's biological success in populating nearly the entire landmass of the planet, the world is shrinking with each passing decade. Combine this with man 's technological advancements of planes, trains, and automobiles, those effects are compounded, and the species has made itself vulnerable to infectious disease, which has become increasingly more apparent with the recent threat of an Ebola pandemic sweeping across the planet like a 21st century Black Death. In this way, humans may, in fact be their own worst…
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