Natural Selection And Evolution: Charles Darwin's Theory Of Evolution

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Have you ever wondered why you are here today? Why are you human? Or how it all started?
Charles Darwin, the man who revolutionized the world, was born on February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England. Charles was an english naturalist whose scientific theory of evolution by natural selection became the most valuable source of evolution in history.
Charles father wanted him to follow his footsteps and become a medicine doctor. Charles went to the University of Edinburgh to study medicine, but after two years he dropped out and went to Cambridge. There he met Henslow who was a professor in botany and invited him on the British vessel named “The Beagle”. The Beagle was going to the coast of South America and took five years to complete
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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. Charles theory was “that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.”
His theory caused a stir because of others beliefs that a christian god created living things. The idea that humans may have descended from apes was not meant as a personal insult at anyone, but people took it that way. Although some people took it as an insult, his book On the Origin of Species, had 1,250 copies of the book and almost sold out
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Darwin’s intention was never to directly challenge religion, but many took it that way. People had opinions of things like “Why does Darwin feel the need to question God?” and “Is the theory of intelligent design not good enough for him?” To some religious types, the understanding that Darwin had beliefs that conflicted with their own was an attack on Christianity.
Charles Darwin was an explorer. He explored the ways of evolution and discovered natural selection. Even though Charles was a genius, he faced many problems while making his theory. He had to use many other theories to come up with his. They all interfered or helped make his theory but the ones that interfered held him back. He had problems with the theory of inheritance, kelvin's theory, and others that he had to get around to make his own theory of evolution and natural selection.
There were multiple questions about evolution that Charles Darwin couldn't answer. Some of the biggest unanswered questions are, how did life originate? and where did life
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