Can we doubt that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters.
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The book is entertaining and very informative, Darwin never mention how the very first complex cell came to existence, which I think is the weak point of his theory, and also him admitting how incredibly complex the eye is and how it's hard that natural selection can cause such a complex organ.
Amazing book. A real life changing experience for me on the way I view the explicit works of evolution by natural selection. I highly recommend this for anyone who’s curious about how nature intricately shapes life on this planet, don’t miss it.
One of the pillars for the foundation of mordern science world