Origin of Species


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Origin of Species

Darwin’s revolutionary theory of human evolution (1859). [Science: NCE, 721–722]
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Wallace, who is now studying the natural history of the Malay archipelago, has arrived at almost exactly the same general conclusions that I have on the origin of species.
In considering the Origin of Species, it is quite conceivable that a naturalist, reflecting on the mutual affinities of organic beings, on their embryological relations, their geographical distribution, geological succession, and other such facts, might come to the conclusion that each species had not been independently created, but had descended, like varieties, from other species.
No one ought to feel surprise at much remaining as yet unexplained in regard to the origin of species and varieties, if he makes due allowance for our profound ignorance in regard to the mutual relations of all the beings which live around us.
The first readers of The Origin of Species accepted it with their reason; but their emotions, which are the ground of conduct, were untouched.
The lack of a final scientific verdict on the origin of life does nothing to reduce the immense importance of On the Origin of Species in providing a mechanism for evolution.
Michael McCammon's article about Living Waters' plans to distribute copies of On The Origin of Species with an anti-evolution introduction ("Darwin Drama Raises Questions for Both Sides" November/December 2009) was disturbing not because of what the religious group said, but because of what the author said.
This collection of nineteen essays on Darwin and his work, presumably issued as part of the jamboree to mark the 150th anniversary of the first edition of On the Origin of Species in 1859, replaces the first edition of 2003.
A rediscovered first edition of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection sold recently at auction 150 years to the day after it first came out.
Moreover, On the Origin of Species contains no illustrations beyond one diagram of the branching tree of life.
The first edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species laid out the case for evolution by natural selection with nearly 500 pages of dense prose and a single diagram.
The discovery honours the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth in Shrewsbury and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his famous book On The Origin Of Species
Paul Bettany stars as Charles Darwin in an absorbing biopic of the naturalist's years leading up to the publication of his On The Origin Of Species.

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