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. Last year he sent to me a memoir on this subject, with a request that I would forward it to Sir Charles Lyell, who sent it to the Linnean Society, and it is published in the third volume of the Journal of that Society.
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.
He read The Origin of Species. It seemed to offer an explanation of much that troubled him.
Absolutely revolutionary for almost all lines if thought was the gradual adoption by almost all thinkers of the theory of Evolution, which, partly formulated by Lamarck early in the century, received definite statement in 1859 in Charles Darwin's 'Origin of Species.' The great modification in the externals of religious belief thus brought about was confirmed also by the growth of the science of historical criticism.
A poll to mark Darwin Day today found only 50 per cent are "certain" his theory of natural selection, set out in 1859's On the Origin of Species, is correct.
A poll to mark Darwin Day today found only 50% are "certain" his theory of natural selection, set out in 1859's On the Origin of Species, is correct.
His work On The Origin Of Species (1859) formulated his theory of evolution and natural selection.
1859: On The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin was published.
Since Darwin's On the Origin of Species was published in 1859, entirely new fields of science have been born and matured--fields that hold the keys to the origin of species.
Charles Darwin 1859 On The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin was published.
His landmark On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, published in 1859, firmly established the study of evolution as part of the science of biology and quickly led to the use of the term Darwinism.

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