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On the Origin of Species

How does natural selection lead to forming a new species?

The premises behind how natural selection leads to the formation of new species are fairly few. Natural processes put pressure of existing species and result in changes to populations. Reproduction...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013 8:23 pm UTC

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On the Origin of Species

What are the conditions necessary within a population for Evolution by Natural Selection to occur?

According to Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection, living things in a population tend to over-reproduce. However, individuals within a population have variations(differences). Competition then...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012 9:02 am UTC

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On the Origin of Species

What is the account of the development of reason in the work of Charles Darwin?

In The Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin, the basic driving force behind origin and continuation of specific traits is natural selection or the survival of the fittest. Natural selection...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2012 8:35 pm UTC

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What are Darwin’s primary points in proposition that all living entities are engaged in a “struggle” to survive? What...

You will find many answers to this question because Darwin held many fundamental points in his thesis, what he termed as "one long argument." I would say that one of the primary elements here in...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2010 12:06 am UTC

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On the Origin of Species

What are your views on Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species? Give examples from his writings.

This will be open to much in way of interpretation and opinion. I would say that what struck me the most in Darwin's work is how he frames evolutionary theory as something to happen over such a...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2010 8:36 pm UTC

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On the Origin of Species

What are Darwin's supporting arguments in On the Origin of Species? What is his thesis and supporting arguements?

In Darwin's theory, he noted that all species tend to over-reproduce. He mentioned that if they all survived, the population would grow, however, most populations remain stable. They are competing...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2012 3:17 pm UTC

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On the Origin of Species

In regards to On the Origin of Species, I need to describe an example of how natural selection influenced the...

One example of natural selection influencing the evolution of a particular species is evident in different breeds of dogs. All dogs have originated from the wolf, but now are in great variety. Of...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2010 1:21 pm UTC

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