Evolution - Charles Darwin

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The Theory of Evolution
Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution. It basically suggests that every living thing
evolved has developed from a common ancestor and have become more complex over the years.
Take for example humans, who have been related to apes, who have slowly evolved over billions of
years into what we are today. Now we humans are a totally different species to the ape. And they
are not the only examples ­ reptiles to birds, bears to whales and more.
The evolution theory suggests that everything has been created naturally and things have developed
from there. It does not explain how life first began but how life changed during generations. But
Darwin's theory of evolution is not a quick process, indeed it is the opposite ­ slow and gradual.
Darwin broke his theory into five different points which make up his argument:
1. Species have great fertility. They make more offspring than can grow to adult.
2. Populations remain roughly the same size, with modest changes now and again.
3. Food resources are limited, but are relatively constant most of the time.
4. When a species has been reproduced, generally no individuals are the same.
5. Much of the variation is capable of being inherited.


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