AS Philosophy - Theory of Evolution

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Natural Selection

  • Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) was a biologist who used the a posteriori argument to come up with his own theory of evolution and natural selection.
  • He noticed that plants and animals adapted according to their environment and changed.
  • It was 'survival of the fittest' and the organisms that had the best characteristics survived and bred to pass on their characteristics to the next generation.
  • This has happened over millions of years and is still going on.
  • Hume had also said that a reason why our world seems so perfect is because the objects that didn't have good characteristics didn't survive - only the good did.
  • It may seem that the…

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