By Ng Keen Yung and Peh Hui Min
Biology’s answer to this is the theory of natural selection. Nature’s vast variety of species is the culmination of millions of years of gradual adaptation to various environments. 474 more words
In 1859 #Darwin published his world changing book The Origin of Species. Here is a song from #Disney s #JungleBook, to celebrate the thinking ape #singing;#feelgood… 403 more words
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection is published in London.
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“Charles Darwin’s book is one of the very few books that can be said to have really changed the way we all look at the world,” notes Adam Douglas of Peter Harrington, a rare books firm. 135 more words
November 24th is arguably my favorite day of the year. Not because it’s Thanksgiving this year, or because ski season has officially begun (though both of those are great), but because a couple of pretty incredible events occurred on this day in history. 678 more words
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It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodeling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the direction of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.