Consider the initial development of 'Darwin’s theory of evolution'. What were the processes involved?Include :- Consider the further development of 'Darwin’s theory of evolution', beyond its...

Consider the initial development of 'Darwin’s theory of evolution'. What were the processes involved?

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Consider the further development of 'Darwin’s theory of evolution', beyond its initial development. What were the processes involved?

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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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I am not clear as to whether you want to know the process of evolution or the process through which the theory itself changed, so I am going to try to help you with this answer.

Consider the initial development of 'Darwin’s theory of evolution'. What were the processes involved?

OK- The theory of Evolution is not a Charles Darwin created axiom. The theory of a plausible conversion of life from non-life was proposed as early as the Greeks, when Anaximandres proposed that from nothing, something was created. The only difference between his premise and Darwin's is that Darwin included the process of natural selection or survival of the fittest. This hypothesis states that some beings are more able and malleable than others into transforming themselves for the sake of adapting to change, therefore, those who can handle it best will have better chances of survival.

Now- the theory itself states that from a nothing, or a vacuum, came life (from non-life). It also says that life is all related from s common ancestor no matter what type of organism you are (and I insist in mentioning that carbon is the basic element that unites all living organisms, so that is a more scientific way to explain this "unity").

From this onset of life, there was a "descent with modification", or the evolution of simple life forms into more complex ones stemming from genetic mutations, hybridization, and with the defense mechanisms that allow them to survive changes. This would be Darwin's Natural Selection.

In the end, as more changes occur within the species, the genetic coding extends, becomes more complicated, mixes, and changes. Hence, a new species would come as a result of these processes and might have led us to the organisms we know to this day.

Consider the further development of 'Darwin’s theory of evolution', beyond its initial development. What were the processes involved?

Further on, the theory of evolution began to change from its initial development with the works of several scientists who argued his position. Now we have:

Evolutionists- Followers of Darwin

Creationists- Earth created by a higher being

ID's *Intelligent Design people* evolution is a result of something higher than us, but not neccessarily by what we would call "God"

Even within evolutionists you get punctualists *evolution happened at will) and in large steps.

Young Earth Creationists. EaRTH changes through time.

Hope it helps!

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