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What is the evidence for evolution?

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´╗┐Yousouf Mehafdi 10A Biology GCSE Core: B1 Task Sheet What is the evidence for evolution? Who is Darwin? Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) Charles Darwin was an English naturalist. He studied variation in plants and animals during a five-year voyage around the world in the 19th century. He explained his ideas about evolution in a book called On the Origin of Species, which was published in 1859. Darwin's ideas caused a lot of controversy, and this continues to this day, because the ideas can be seen as conflicting with religious views about the creation of the world and creatures in it. Darwin?s theory of natural selection. The basic idea behind the theory of evolution is that all the different species have evolved from simple life forms. ...read more.

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12.First Modern Mammals 13.First grasses 14.First Hominids 15.First Homo sapiens evolve and so do Neanderthals 16.Humans Colonise masses of land 17.Neanderthalts die out leaving homo sapiens as the only human species 18.Agriculture Begins Key points Individuals in a species show a wide range of variation. This variation is because of differences in genes. Individuals with characteristics most suited to the environment are more likely to survive and reproduce. The genes that allowed the individuals to be successful are passed to the offspring in the next generation. Individuals that are poorly adapted to their environment are less likely to survive and reproduce. This means that their genes are less likely to be passed to the next generation. ...read more.

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They can be seen as conflicting with religious views about the creation of the world and the creatures in it. Darwin Vs Religion Today we link evolutionary science with scientists such as Charles Darwin who wrote 'On the Origin of Species' in 1859. He argued that life began with very simple cells and later developed into what we see today. He said that natural selection was one of the major mechanisms driving evolution. Darwin upset many people with his views and even some respected scientists such as Philip Gosse argued that the fossils had been placed there by God deliberately to fool people. Some Christians found Darwin's theory a threat to their faith because it appeared to challenge the authority of the Bible. If the Bible was wrong on this matter, might it be wrong on other things too? ...read more.

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