Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection

Date: February 14, 2017

12th feb (1809) commenced the birth of the most influential man in the history of world Sir Charles Darwin.  He in his book, “The origin of species” stated that all species ascended from one single ancestor in due course of time, a slow process we know as evolution.

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He made his observations on a bird called Finches in a deserted island of Galapagos. He observed that all birds have similar body structure but shape of their beaks differed significantly, as per their eating habits. Similar observations were recorded on other animals of Galapagos by Darwin.

Darwin not only stated, demonstrated also that more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for

existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner

profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will

have a better chance of surviving, and thus be NATURALLY SELECTED.

His theory of origin of species is now fully accepted which received criticism in its early years.


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