Atavism: Charles Darwin's Theory Of Evolution

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In the article Atavism, the author explains the true meaning of atavism. The thesis of this essay is the theory of evolution that DNA can change over time. The author’s main claim is that atavism, a theory built upon Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, is described as “the presence of characteristics found in remote ancestors but absent in other more recent generations.” The author argues this claim by stating, “The theory of evolution posits that DNA can change. These changes in an organism’s DNA can be good, bad or neutral.” An example that was used within the reading was about whales and their need for legs. “Our mammal friend the whale gives us the perfect example of an atavism... Millions and millions of years ago, the ancestors of
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