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Charles Darwin and the Evolution of a Species

Although many of his peers believed in the teachings of the book of Genesis, Charles Darwin broke away from the norm and questioned the role evolution played in the development of a species over a period of time. He believed that the reason this occurred was a direct result of either natural selection (survival of the fittest), which is based on the environment, or survival of the popular which is chosen trait and occurs in artificial selection. He argued that small variations in reproductive success greatly influenced a population and the traits that were being passed on through many generations. Charles Darwin is associated as being the father of evolution because of his advanced thinking and the breakthrough that was made about scientific theory.
The Archaeopteryx was just one bird that was observed by scientists to see if evolution existed. About 150 million years ago, similarities were found in the foot, wrist, and tailbone of the Archaeopteryx that also could be found in some species of dinosaurs. This knowledge gave them great insight into where birds came from how they evolved from dinosaurs. It is remarkable how birds were able to outlive dinosaurs. If one encyclopedia was able to name 9,702 living bird species, which was ten times greater than the number of dinosaurs that were documented, evidently specialized flight feathers, powerful wings, light bones, and strong chest muscles are what caused birds to not only survive, but to be able to fly and thrive. Birds are only able to fly because of the heritable traits that were passed on to them through years of natural selection. Dinosaurs most likely did not use their feathers for the same purpose as birds (insulation and social display were suggested), but the trait of flight could’ve been passed down because it helped dinosaurs with movement and the capture…...

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