Origin of species

1859

Origin of species

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Charles Darwin evolution

Origin of species

The individual

Evolution

It took modern science nearly a hundred years to fully accept Darwin’s theory of natural selection, and it is not fully accepted in modern society today. Darwin himself was hesitant to publish The Origin of Species because the principle of natural selection is so completely materialistic. As it was, he did not use the term “evolution” and did not broach the idea that natural selection could be responsible for the origin of humans.

Nevertheless, Darwin is one of the ten most influential scientists of all time.

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