Write a 5 pages paper on the discovery of the theory of natural selection by darwin.
Considered to be the father of Taxonomy, Linnaeus presented descriptions about each and every organism in nature but failed to present a detailed interpretation of them. Although it was insufficient towards providing any conclusion, it was the first step taken to reason evolution scientifically. (Bowler, 2003) Comte de Buffon, a French mathematician was the next to follow Linneaus to suggest that men and apes were somehow related to each other and that each and every living thing changes over time.
Following Buffon was Erasmus Darwin, who, in the year 1794 proposed that there has been a consistent evolution in the universe even before the presence of human beings but he failed to provide evidence to support his theory. (Maynard, 1993) It was only Lamarck who first publicly proposed his theory of evolution, although it proved to be wrong in due course. His theory was that humans were evolved into as what they are from very microscopic life fewer things, which evolved gradually as time progressed.
To support his theory, he reasoned that the motive behind the evolution of those microorganisms was to adapt to the changing and evolving environment, However, the examples he had given to prove his theory were proven completely wrong and as a result, his theory too. (Maynard, 1993)Darwin’s first interest in the natural environment came to him when he met John S. Henslow, who introduced him to the extremities of the natural world. With his recommendation, Darwin was chosen for the HMS Beagle Voyage where he would encounter his inception for his discovery.
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