How Did Life Start?

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How did life start? Where did humanity come from? These are some versions of questions that everyone asks themselves at some point. Of course the two main answers are; one, God created the world or two, the world today is a product of evolution. It is only natural to want to have a firm grasp on the answer. These questions are not something to simply have a quick concise answer. To get to the root of the question requires thought and time, Charles Darwin expressed his answer in the form of a book. When Darwin wrote The Origin of Species, it was a product of its time; remarkably over 150 later it is still a substantial read. To understand the jaw dropping response of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, one must take a look at the current…show more content…
The Pax Britannica was a period from 1815 to 1860, where Britain became the hegemonic power. Britain procured roughly 400 million people and broadened its geographic scope, thanks to the Royal Navy (Matzke 5). This was a time where exploration became prevalent, curiosity of the world created the need for exploratory expeditions. The expedition of the HMS Beagle laid the foundation of Darwin’s famous theory of evolution.
In 1831, Charles Darwin graduates from Cambridge and he begins his five year journey upon the HMS Beagle. During this time he studies the geology and natural history of many of the world’s Southern countries. Once Darwin returns to England in 1836 he begins reviewing and cataloging his findings he collected, this marks his conception of the theory of evolution. As years pass, Darwin publishes several small series of his findings in his voyage. It wasn’t until 1858 when a British naturalist by the name of Alfred R. Wallace approached him with a theory of evolution, almost mirroring Darwin’s ideas. In 1859 Darwin publishes his ideas of natural selection and the struggle for life. Highlighting on human evolution, this throws the religious institution in a tail spin. The book crushed the biblical notion of the creation of man; however Origin was still widely read.
Charles Darwin addresses his theory of evolution in several different positions in his most influential work The Origin of Species. The
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