Darwin's Theory of Evolution

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Darwin's Theory of Evolution
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When and where did Darwin's develop his theory?
1859 in his book called 'The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'
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There are 4 main features of Darwin's theory:
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Individuals compete for limited resources
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Individuals in a population show natural variation
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Individuals with characteristics best suited to their environment are more likely to survive to reproduce
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'Successful' characteristics are inherited
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What happens to the species that are unable to compete successfully?
They eventually become extinct
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There are 3 main reasons why Darwin's ideas took a long time to be accepted:
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Seen as conflicting with religious views about the creation of the world and the creatures in it
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The large amount of evidence which Darwin collected still wasn't enough to convince many scientists
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There was no mechanism to explain the inheritance of characteristics back then
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