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Transcript of Charles Darwin
PLACE OF BIRTH: Shrewsbury, England
DEATH DATE: April 19, 1882
PLACE OF DEATH: Downe, England Multiplication of Spices Family Father: Dr. R.W. Darwin, was as a medical doctor Youngest of 6 children Mother: Susanna Darwin, died when he was 8 years old Charles Robert Darwin Julie Perisin, Nichole Horning, Trey Temple, & Drew Whalen by: Understanding that the world is not constant Biological species change from one kind to another The Earth is changing Gradualism Evolutionary change through a gradual change of population Rather than a sudden production of new individuals Every organism descended from a common ancestor Species either split or bud off other species A new species would come from an ancestor by gradual accumulation of adaptations to the different environments The existence of a huge number of the same type of species that are similar As organisms become changed by the places they live in The process where organisms better adapted to the environment tend to survive and produce more offspring 1. organisms within a population must compete for resources to survive 2. organisms within a population exhibit variations 3. Some variations will enhance a particular organisms ability to compete for resources or survive adversity. 4. Those organisms with beneficial variations are more likely to survive 5. Over time these variations will spread through each generation - Food - Water - Space - Breeding partners - Color - Shape - Size - Resistance to disease - Gradually changing the population as a whole - Passing there characteristics on to their offspring Darwin & the Church Darwin's Rejection of Genesis
"I had gradually come, by this time to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow as a sign, and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian." "I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine." Resentment of the Bible "It would be as difficult for them to throw off their belief in God, as for a monkey to throw off its instinctive fear and hatred of a snake." (1809-1882) - Introduced that over time creatures had slowly evolved & changed
-including the human species.
-People defined themselves & the world around them differently
-Changed the way research is done
-Opened up new pathways to discover the great wonders of the universe. -Changed how people viewed God's creation theory
-Upper class: thought his theories were immoral and were scared of them
-made them rethink their views of themselves as divine creations.
- Society forced Charles to hide his ideas for a long time due to the fear of rejection by society Impact Impact Cont. Grew up in a wealthy family Impact on Science
-20th century: discovery of chromosomes was established
-explained Darwin's observations about heredity
-DNA helix was unraveled 50 years later
-supported the natural selection act.
-1996: Pope declared that Darwin's theory of evolution was now "more than a hypothesis". Accomplishments of Darwin -Provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from one or a few common ancestors.
-Book "On the Origin of Species"
-Examined human evolution and sexual selection
-Found a lot of geological features, fossils, and living organisms that scientists did not know about
-Studies as a geologists solved the puzzle of the info. of coral atoll Works Cited - May, Ernst, Glen David Brin, Peter Douglas Ward, and Donald Brownleeald Brownlee. "Darwin's Five Laws of Evolution." . N.p., 3 Jun 2004. Web. 14 Feb 2013. <http://www.rattlesnake.com/notions/evolution.html>. - Chassell, Robert J. . "Darwin's Five Laws ." . N.p., 25 Jan 1994. Web. 14 Feb 2013. <http://wiw.org/~jkominek/lojban/9402/msg00074.html>. "The Darwinian Theory and Its Impact On Our Lives and Society." The Darwinian Theory and Its Impact. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. "Charles Darwin." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Feb. 2013. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. "Religious Views of Charles Darwin." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 27 Jan. 2013. Web. 14 Feb. 2013.