Thursday, September 23, 2010

How I feel about Darwinism

The language carried forth in Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species illustrates the power in his words and the exact role of natural selection. For natural selection to be fool proof, especially in regards to human evolution, it does not explain many of the genetic defects we have today as a society. For example there are many illnesses that have plagued human beings for generations and it should have basically killed off those who were deemed weak or ill. In relation to his phrase “small consequences of one general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest dies” I think this “law” has not always followed, thus making it not entirely true. When discussing the evolution of species and how they adapt to the environment, I whole heartedly believe that certain genetic traits that help with survival and adaptability are passed down through generation and could potentially make those species stronger.

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