Essays Tagged: "Natural selection"

charles darwin

ral sense ...'-An excerpt from Robert Richard's, The Meaning of Evolution.Charles Darwin, a British naturalist has revolutionized biological and genetic studies with his new idea of 'Natural Selection ... tion, which held that a species had emerged from preexisting or 'basic' forms. His liberal ideas in Natural History had aroused several disagreements among scientists and caused a division among them. ...

(4 pages) 175 1 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Creationism vs. Evolution

yes of Jay Gould It has been over 100 years since English naturalist Charles Darwin first told the world his revolutionary concept about how livings things de ... first told the world his revolutionary concept about how livings things develop. Evolution through natural selection and adaptation was the basis of his argument as it remains to this day a debated s ...

(4 pages) 473 7 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Darwinism - The Theory That Shook The World

buted the most to our modern science.From his theories on variation of species to his explanation ofnatural selection Charles Darwin has shocked the world by provingthe world older than previously tho ... 424). His father, although noting his son's interestin nature, felt that all the discoveries of the natural branch ofscience had been accomplished so he sent his son to medicalschool at Edinburgh inst ...

(7 pages) 200 0 5.0 Nov/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Aristotle vs. Darwin

ghtened biology, then Darwin, who actually nicknamed himself the 'Devils Chaplain,' and his idea of natural selection has virtually dissected Aristotle's ghost. While Aristotle explained biology throu ... he world and then gave it a set of laws that guided the world into perfection (Mayr, 57).The use of natural theology helped stabilize religion. By the mid 1850's, the sciences of psychics and chemistr ...

(9 pages) 444 6 4.6 Jun/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Time's Oldest Debate.

oldest known life form on earth -- a bacterium. Other life forms evolved from the bacterium through natural selection. These microscopic organisms formed symbiotic relationships with each other and pr ...

(5 pages) 107 0 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Letter From Thoreau to Darwin

Dear Charles Darwin, Hello, I have recently read your theory on naturalselection and the Origin of Species. Although each of usapproach life differently, for exampl ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Homosexuality, refersr to MIchael Levins and Richard's Mohr's views

body parts that have evolved for use in heterosexual intercourse (Levin 354). Furthermore, because natural selection has made the exercise of heterosexuality rewarding to human beings, homosexuality ... about homosexuality myths and stereotypes. He rejects arguments that homosexuality is immoral or unnatural.Levin exemplifies the point that homosexuality is misuse of body parts with the case of Mr. ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The evolution theory

n attempt to escape the aggressive confines of Religion, thereby forming a newfaith referred to as 'natural selection'. Throughout time, evolution mechanisms have beendeveloped to account for many bar ... design and build newer cars with an increased variety of shapes andcolors. The conflict arise when Naturalists insist that all life gradually evolved from non-livingmatter by the process of natural s ...

(18 pages) 427 1 3.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Essay on Thought Contagion. Explains Thought Contagion and examples of how MEMES effect the mind. Teacher of class was very impressed.

Evolution Is No Longer Dependent Upon Random Mutation and Natural Selection: It Is We As Human Beings Who Will Determine The Survival and Future Evolution of ... efs or ideas that "program" for their own spreading. Evolving like life forms, through evolution by natural selection, they vie forever-stronger influence in the human mind-ultimately affecting whole ... eir local environments that are, in this case, the surrounding belief systems and cultures of their natural hosts, namely, us. It is our memes, quite as much as our genes, that shape us as persons; im ...

(14 pages) 171 1 4.9 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Life-span development chap 3 notes

I.Evolutionary SelectionA.Natural Selection: the evolutionary process that favors individuals if a species that are best adapt ...

(3 pages) 115 0 3.4 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Charles Darwin

rld.We tend to speak simply of the theory of evolution, leavingoff the explanatory phrase, 'through natural selection.' At most,perhaps, the general public has heard of 'survival of thefittest' a poor ... n apes aredescendants of a mutual ancestor that is now extinct. It's notevolution but the theory of natural selection and the evidence hecollected to prove to fellow scientists, peers, students, andmo ...

(7 pages) 195 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

evolutionary theory with his concept of the development of all forms of life through the process of natural selection. His work was of major impact on the life and earth sciences.Darwin was born in Sh ... England. There he met two stellar figures: Adam Sedgwick, a geologist, and John Stevens Henslow, a naturalist. Henslow not only helped build Darwin's self-confidence but also taught his student to be ...

(4 pages) 127 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

The Evolution of Emotion, Urge and Behavior

- -'If intelligence sets us apart among organisms, then I think is probable that natural selection acted tomaximize the flexibility of our behavior. What would be more adaptive for ... clean and start from scratch.'Memetics, the study of the evolution of culture by the process of the naturalselection of theoretical units of idea called 'memes' was created by RichardDawkins (1976) an ...

(15 pages) 458 2 3.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


any mechanisms that lead to evolutionary change. One of themost important mechanism in evolution is natural selection which is thedifferential success in the reproduction of different phenotypes resul ... oduction of different phenotypes resulting from theinteraction of organisms with their environment. Natural selection occurs when aenvironment makes a individual adapt to that certain environment by v ...

(3 pages) 116 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Charles Darwin's impact upon our world.

was preparing to become a clergyman, he met Adam Sedgwick, a geologist, and John Stevens Henslow, a naturalist. Both of these associates sparked Darwin's first interest in the sciences. In 1831 Darwin ... first interest in the sciences. In 1831 Darwin boarded the English ship HMS Beagle to be an unpaid naturalist on a scientific expedition that would go around the world. It was on this journey that th ...

(4 pages) 109 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

The nature/nurture debate

ehaviour. This is the behaviour that has been evolved over many generations, under the influence of natural selection. The behaviour is adapted to the animal's way of life and is shown by all members ...

(3 pages) 263 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

This essay is about evolution, how why and when.

ase in frequency. This process of making more of the best and getting rid of the worst is known as "natural selection" or "survival of the fittest". Some people think that any change in an organisms' ... ction of the genes that they carry themselves. Not always, but most of the time the "bad" genes are naturally discarded or over-powdered in the reproduction process. This is because the bad genes are ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Answers: Study the sieges of Antioch and Jerusalem during the first crusade and Acre during the Third Crusade. Describe the logistical hardships of mounting a siege in foreign territory.

they must establish a base of operations within the perimeter of the Islamic stranglehold, and the natural selection was the city once great Roman city of Antioch. It was the siege of Antioch on whic ...

(6 pages) 52 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay discusses the importance and significance of the human genome project to the future of mankind, and the contributions to date.

en the power to change your genetic code from brown hair to blond? Man has had this ability through natural selection for some time without knowing it, but in the near future scientist will be able to ... some time without knowing it, but in the near future scientist will be able to speed the process of natural selection by changing a persons genes. Scientists have identified what constitutes human DNA ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

What is evolution and what is natural selection?

EVOLUTIONa.What is evolution and what is natural selection? (8 marks)The theory of evolution arises out of man's need to explain the origins ... ed to explain the origins of both the Universe and Life. Evolution may be defined as that continual natural process through which organisms have acquired their peculiar structure and functions. Whilst ... rwin proposes a two-part argument to support his evolutionary theory, 'Struggle for Existence' and 'Natural Selection'.The 'Struggle for Existence' argument proposes two principles; the principle of r ...

(5 pages) 176 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy