Darwin Genetic Code

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Nature seems to be random in the way that there is no structure, no code of conduct, no virtual organization, but as much as it may seem that way, in the 1800’s naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin discovered there is much more happening in nature, which presented a new theory to the worlds view. Darwin’s research shows that species will go through great change for the survival of their kind. Darwin said “We see nothing of these slow changes in progress, until the hand of time has long lapses of ages, and then so imperfect is our view into long past geological ages, that we only see that the forms of life are now different from what they formally were.” (Darwin 926) Humans do not see a dramatic change in animals at first glance. People cannot see species change their genetic code right before someone’s eyes. However, Darwin is saying that it is not visible to see that change until time has passed…show more content…
What happens after the species makes the change? Will the species cease to exist once it has reached the end of its life span? Darwin discovers what he calls sexual selection. This is when the breed will make sure its kind will continue to live through future generations to come with the most optimal survival genetic code amongst the group. In other words, the alphas genes will be passed on to the next generation for the survival of its kind. However, it is not the species intent to take these actions in the name of survival. “This depends, not on a struggle for existence, but on a struggle between the males for possession of the females; the result is not death to the unsuccessful competitor, but few or no offspring.” (Darwin 928) So species are in fact ensuring its existence in sexual selection, but it becomes more of who is the last man standing. The last man standing gets the girl, and the most kids. Whereas the losers do not get to pass on its lineage like the
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