Darwin 's Theory Of Biological Evolution

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“Evolution refers to the processes that have transformed life on Earth from its earliest forms to the vast diversity that characterizes it today” (Campbell, 1993). However, a lot of things can change over a period of time. The “Father of Evolution” who is known as Charles Darwin, developed the theory of biological evolution. This theory has long been debated during and after darwin 's time. Biological evolution can be seen through a momentous change in organisms by changing of the genetic composition. Darwin’s theory did not only create a topic of controversy, but it was able to create a way of understanding life through biological evolution.
The traditional Judeo- Christian version of Creationism was strongly reinforced by James Ussher, a 17th century Anglican Archbishop of Armagh in Northern Ireland. By counting the generation from the bible it can be said that the date of creationism is October 23, 4004 B.C. This belief that the earth and life on it are only about 6000 years old fit neatly with the prevailing theory and idea at that time. However, in the 18th century a Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus created what is now known as Taxonomy. Linnaeus concludes that plants had evolved, but the animals were still at the hands of God from the beginning. Until Charles Darwin developed his theory of biological evolution by gathering information from the finches and past scientists: Charles Lyell, George Cuvier, John Ray, and Carolus Linnaeus.
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