The Breakthrough (600 words) (Note – the three points below can be addressed in whatever order adds the most drama.) Charles Darwin was a genius about his discovery of natural selection and evolution. Although he was not the first to attempt the discovery, he was right. The first person who thought of evolution was wrong of many points in which Charles was able to make right. Charles came up with a new theory that actually made sense.
During the Renaissance was spreading in Europe, in 1450s a German scientist Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, which made him the most influential person of the last thousand years, who put the end of a long evolution in human communication. The most important consequences of the printing press were the expanding knowledge to the world, the spread of religion and the development of science. The invention of printing press expanded the knowledge of the people about the world and the things that happened during the time. Printing press spread the knowledge to the people by maps and geographic images. The map from 1489 didn’t show the things really realistically, but it was the first map to show that Africa had a southern border (doc
Nowadays, we all acknowledge that human, as a species, evolves from other species like chimpanzee and also the concept of natural selection for which the fittest will survive and live on. But such concepts were not wildly accepted or even notified by anyone until the publication of the book on the origin of species written by Charles Darwin back in 1859. Charles Darwin (1809-1882), an English naturalist geologist and biologist, best known for his contribution to the evolutionary theory, proposed a brand new theory back then which he stated that all species of creatures descends from common ancestors. Overcoming a lot of criticisms and rejections, Darwin’s theory of evolution has been wildly accepted by the 1870s and has been the foundation
The Scopes Trial began on July 10th, 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee when John Thomas Scopes was charged with violating the Butler Act by teaching the theory of evolution in his class by saying men have descended from apes claiming that was the theory of evolution. The prosecuting attorney William Bryant was flooded with questions from the bible by defending attorney Clarence Darrow, several he could not answer. William Bryant, a Christian, could not defend the Bible nor his beliefs and the point of being a certain religion is to understand what you believe and why you believe it. Furthermore, what makes this trial significant is that till this day we still have that debate of how were we created, whether it’s from the religion we possess or from
Josef Mengele was born on March 16, 1911 in Gunzburg, Bavaria. Mengele was the eldest child of Kara and Walburga Mengele. Karl Mengele was a rich business owner of a farm machine company out of Germany. In school young Josef got good grades and was a really popular kid. When he got out of school he attended the University of Munich, where in 1935 graduated with a PhD in physical anthropology.
Distinguished for his accuracy and precision, English scientist Henry Cavendish is one of the most influential experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist of the eighteenth century and has had a lasting impact on science today. Although born in Nice, France, Cavendish lived, and later died, in Great Britain, where he attended Cambridge, but left without a degree. Instead, he opted to conduct research in his father’s Lord Charles Cavendish laboratory, where he made most of his notable discoveries, although much of it went unpublished due to his shy personality, which has led many historians to believe that he had Aspergers (Kaufmann, 2008). However, his achievements in several areas of research, including chemistry, optics, electricity, physics, and mathematics, was later published posthumously by James Maxwell. Of these, the three that have a lasting impact on modern science is his discovery and detailed
This belief of natural selection came from Charles Darwin. Many ideas led him to believe what he believed. One of them was, James Hutton’s ideas about geological change. His theory consisted that sediments, rocks, soil, etc were made after the great flood and new species “rose” from that disaster and that it’s a cycle. Charles Lyell’s theory also shaped his thinking.
Stoker puts an emphasis on the newest technology of Britain and combines them with traditional and folkloric traits. He described through Doctor Seward and Doctor Van Helsing two main attitudes towards science. Doctor Seward stands for modern science and reasoning and Doctor Van Helsing represents the superstitious beliefs. Doctor John Seward is a British man who represents an objective and scientific approach. Seward runs an asylum and is aware of the newest scientific maters, keeps a diary on a phonograph, but most important, he is devoted to science: “Why not
“Knowledge within a discipline develops according to the principles of natural selection.” How useful is this metaphor? “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” - Charles Darwin Charles Darwin, the father of the evolutionary theory, along with Alfred Wallace, a fellow naturalist, produced a joint publication introducing the world to a phenomenon that is applicable not only to the living species of the planet, but also every aspect of growth, knowledge and lifestyles throughout history- the theory of evolution and natural selection. Darwin stated that natural selection is a process through which organisms and species adapt to their environment. Through natural
Charles Darwin became famous for his theory of natural selection. This theory suggests that a change in heritability traits takes place in a population over time. This is due to random mutations that occur in the genome of an individual organism, and offspring can inherit these mutations. This was defined as the key to evolution, this is because random mutations arise in the genome of an individual. Until the 19th century, the prevailing view in western societies was that differences between individuals of species were uninteresting departures from their platonic ideals of created kinds.