The Evolution of Evolution

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The views of society towards the creation of humanity have rapidly changed since the discovery of evolution. Nevertheless, there was a time before the world did not know the theory of evolution and the theories demonstrated by Sir Charles Darwin. Before the evolution, there were people who were subjected to religious ideologies of how mankind was created, they believed that the upper class was known to be “divine creatures”. However, the introduction of evolution leads the theory to be the base of biology and changes the minds of people all over the world.
Firstly, before the theory of evolution, there was the idea of humans being created by God. For example, in Greek mythology it was believed that man was created by Prometheus (The
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Many people though rejected these views, and Darwin was one of them. When Darwin reached South America on the Beagle Voyage, Darwin’s views on the nature of slavery and the unity of different human populations as one species were created. On his return to England, Darwin lived in London for a while and often visited London Zoo to discuss the specimens he collected with experts. In March 1838 Darwin saw his first ape, an Orangutan called Jenny. Jenny had a big impact on Darwin, who wrote in one of his notebooks: ‘Let man visit Orangutan in domestication, hear its expressive whine, see its intelligence when spoken to; as if it understands every word said - see its affection. - to those it knew. - see its passion & rage, sulkiness, & very actions of despair; ... and then let him boast of his proud pre-eminence ... Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work, worthy the interposition of a deity. More humble and I believe true to consider him created from animals.’(Darwin and the descent of man., para.2). Darwin did not publish his book “On the Origin of Species” right when he had proof of human evolving from other species because Darwin was writing in a time of great social and political upheaval. The parliament was being reformed, and the treatment of the poor and the growing division between the classes were causing a lot of anxiety (Darwin and the descent of man., para.3). However, Darwin decided to publish his book in 1871 as by this time several other
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