Darwin description


The Conclusion Page of Darwin's Theory of Evolution "Origin of Species" Darwin's theory explains why humans and other animals look the way we do! For example, the reason why Giraffes have long necks is; All giraffes with short necks couldn¹t reach the taller tree leaves.....so they died of starvation before they had babies! Only the longer necked Giraffes lived long enough to have babies. These babies all had long necks, a feature that they inherited from their parents. Now, a few of these babies had extra long necks....and in time, there were only extra long necked giraffes (for the same reason given above). This is called ³Natural selection² or ³survival of the fittest². Darwin said it like this: "The facts . . . have convinced me. . . the Species have been modified, during a long course of descent, by the preservation or the natural selection of many successive slight favorable variations." "Origin of Species"; Chapter XV; Final Chapter; Conclusion He continues by insisting that the facts could not be explained except by the Theory of Natural Selection. Darwin admits that no one knows yet the higher problem of the essence or origin of life. Return to Home Page