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Charles Darwin

Who was Charles Darwin and what questions did he ask and answer?

Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on 12 February 1809. His father was a wealthy doctor, and his family prominent in intellectual circles. In terms of religion, there were both...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2015 6:52 am UTC

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How is Charles Darwin's theory of evolution the capstone of the "Enlightenment" conception of human beings?

In many ways, Darwin's theory of evolution can be seen as the capstone of the "Enlightenment" conception of human beings. It can serve as the capstone because of the way in which the theory was...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2013 11:59 am UTC

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Darwin's Theory Of Natural Selection

After intensive observations and study, English naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin argued that environmental pressures, such as changes in climate, the presence of predators, and competition...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2017 9:33 am UTC

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What was the influence of Darwinism on English literature during the 19th century?

Darwin's chief influence was on Naturalism, a form of realism that emerged in the late nineteenth century and was championed by writers such as Thomas Hardy, who saw humankind not as the crown of...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2020 5:50 pm UTC

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Are there any gaps in Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection/Evolution?

An article and news clip published by ABC News defines one very specific gap which exists in Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection and Evolution. According to the article, Darwin himself...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2013 7:28 pm UTC

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What are Darwin's main concepts?

Darwin's main concepts are about Natural Selection, adaptation, and fitness. What's great about Darwin's ideas is that they all interact and fit together in a unifying explanation for how species...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2018 12:55 pm UTC

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When did Darwin develop his interest in the natural world?

It is likely that Charles Darwin was interested in the natural world from early childhood. Charles Darwin grew up in a small town, Shrewsbury, in rural England and enjoyed walking through the...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018 4:12 am UTC

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What were the religious beliefs of Charles Darwin?

Darwin changed with the times at a period in history where industrialism was beginning to revolutionize society, and science had completely changed its perspective. Along with Darwin's...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2009 2:40 am UTC

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What is natural selection according to Darwin?

Darwin said that all creatures produced more offspring than were capable of being supported by their environment. So he reasoned that the ones that did manage to survive must have some...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2012 3:50 pm UTC

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Does Darwin's view of reality instill optimism or pessimism at the prospect of solving environmental problems? 

I think that any discussion of the ethical implications of Darwin is going to be complex and something in which there is something for all sides. Darwin deliberately left alone the discussion of...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2012 5:02 am UTC

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What was charles darwins childhood and family life like? Please could you include his eduaction and his work through...

Charles Darwin was born into a wealthy family in England, February 12th, 1809 at his family home. His father, Robert Darwin, was a wealthy doctor and financier. Robert had Charles baptized in the...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012 4:41 pm UTC

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Can you help explain this question? Thank you. A new species of animal is identified in the tropical climate of the...

There are several ways scientists might seek to discover how the two species are related. The main focus of scientific research would be to ask questions in order to form and test hypotheses. The...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015 5:29 am UTC

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Charles Darwin wrote a letter to a man pleading with him to read his book on evolution, but the man refused to do. A...

Do you mean Darwin's letters to fellow geologist John Phillips? These are stored in the geological collections of Oxford University Museum, but, thankfully, they have all been transcribed and are...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 8:56 am UTC

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Can someone please explain what "punctuated equilibrium" means exactly and how it ties with Charles Darwin’s theory...

Punctuated equilibrium is the idea that evolutionary changes can happen in fits and starts, rather than slowly and continuously. The notion of "punctuated" can be thought of as a kind of metaphor,...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2011 12:39 am UTC

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How has Charles Darwin contributed to humanity and why would you choose him as more important that other figures like...

Charles Darwin is easily one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century because of his contributions to the science of biology. Darwin lived in England into a fairly affluent family....

Latest answer posted March 27, 2012 5:25 am UTC

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The Descent of Man charles darwin descent of a man comment on this topic explaining it with summary of the topic

One of Darwin's most contraversial and contested conclusions is that by sexual selection through evolution, male humans are superior to female humans. We may also infer from the law of the...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 10:58 am UTC

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What other ideas can you learn from a study of Darwin?

Besides the results of Darwin's studies, his methods also are a great contribution to scientific history. First, his field work in the Galapagos Island and the journals with illustrations he kept...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012 7:50 pm UTC

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