The Theory of Evolution and Survival of the Fittest Essay

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Does evolving from a living thing such as a tiny cell sound crazy? The theory of evolution, in basic terms, speculates that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor. The theory of evolution and survival of the fittest has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks and maybe earlier. Evolution has provided people of the world with an explanation of how everyone and everything got here. Although, this theory has sparked a lot of debate, the factual side of evolution is quite interesting. Contrary to popular belief, Charles Darwin was not the first person to come up with evolution. It’s been around for many centuries. For example, Mark Felix (170-250 AD) and Lactantious (260-330 AD) were believers in evolution way…show more content…
These are the most famous. Survival of the fittest is the best way to describe evolution. If an organism is well suited for its environment, it will not be killed off as fast as an organism not well suited for the environment. Organisms in the same environment with the same eating habits are constantly competing for resources, so whichever organism is better suited will survive and kill off the weaker or less suited organisms. The organism surviving better will then pass his beneficial genes to his offspring and they will be better suited too. Since these organisms are better suited for their environment, they will keep surviving and reproducing. Later on, the whole population will have the characteristic bettering them for their environment, making it easier for them to survive as well. The beneficial changes to the organism can later result in an entirely different creature. Another piece of evidence regarding evolution is vestigial organs. A vestigial organ is an organ that was once useful in an animal’s or humans’ evolutionary past, but that now is useless or very close to useless. There are some organs in organisms’ bodies that are useless and do not serve a purpose so why are they there? For example, the appendix in humans is completely unnecessary and does not serve a purpose in the anatomy of a human body. In theory, vestigial organs may have been useful to animals and humans in their past, but as they evolved; the organ
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