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    could potentially debase society’s understanding of what was fact was published and it summarized a theory that humans have slowly evolved from a primitive form, commonly called the Theory of Evolution.(Kennedy Pg.572) The book titled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life was written by an English naturalist and geologist, Charles Darwin, and it overcame the scientific rejection that earlier similar theories had faced

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    In his On the Origin of Species, written in 1859, Charles Darwin clearly explained the gradual progression toward the speciation of organisms with his five main principles: variation, inheritance, competition, selection, and propagation. Darwin hesitated to publish his findings because he understood that his findings were based on the animal kingdom and on an evolutionary process that had to have spanned millennia. He specifically did not think that his discoveries were applicable to the evolution

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    selection, choosing among stalks of plants and phenotypes of animals and selecting the best for the next generation. However, with the conception of On the Origin of Species in 1859, notions of natural selection, survival of the fittest, and evolution took on an entirely new interpretation in society. In fact, Darwin's On the Origin of Species is one of the most influential works in the history of human ideas, with its significance reaching far beyond natural science; it entirely altered the way that

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    A first look at Darwin’s Origin of Species it was intimidating. The book was so large, and also written by Darwin. When I began to read, it was difficult at first because I felt he was just repeating what he was saying in different ways. At the start, I found myself re-reading a lot of the sentences and sections, but then I found that it would take me to long to read if I continued in that way, so I just began reading it as I would any other leisurely book I might pick up. While reading, I came

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    Dorothy Day, who expresses her beliefs in her passage, “Poverty in the Face of Christ,” that the world is meant to be equal and live for, and around God. Then you get people like Charles Darwin, who writes about his belief in his passage, “On the Origin of Species,” that life is revolved around science rather than a God. While both sides can easily plead their case,

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    preventing confusion. The theory of heritability of intelligence was proposed by Francis Galton (1869) in his book ‘Hereditary Genius’; the first scientific study of ingenuity. Galton was influenced by his cousin’s (Charles Darwin, 1859) book ‘On the Origin of Species’ which portrays the thesis that animals

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    America How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation that explains the initial reaction of Charles Darwin’s book On The Origin of Species. Darwin’s book was used for anti-slavery activist to prove that all humans are biologically related. Asa Gray sent Charles Loring Brace a copy of “his heavily annotated book” (Fuller, pg. ix), Darwin’s book On The Origin of Species. Brace introduced the book to other phenomenal thinkers, such as Henry Thoreau. Overall, Fuller wrote this book as “a biography

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    have read Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species and have read the work of Hough Falconer who is a paleontologist that found early fossil evidence to support Darwin’s theory. In our world we are surrounded by variation, variation can be seen in habitats, plats, animals, and humans. Their needs to be variation throughout life so that organisms will be able to survive and reproduce. Through what I have read, I believe that variation is necessary in order for species to evolve. In society, creationist

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    Summary In “The Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin, with an introduction by Sir Julian Huxley, outlines his theory of natural selection. Darwin quotes “preservation of favorable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call natural selection.” (Darwin 98) Darwin’s theory of evolution states how variations cause ‘the origin of species.’ he also explains this theory by stating “I can see no good reason to doubt that female birds, by selecting, during thousands of generations, the

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    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, The Theory of Evolution has been a widely excepted theory all around the world. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 60% of all American adults believe in Darwinian evolution (Public 's Views on Human Evolution). This is an absurdly large amount of the United States’ population given how remarkably flawed Darwin’s theory really is. As stated in On the Origin of Species

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