martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

November 24: Today is the anniversary of the "Evolution Day" because Charles Darwin published his book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859.



The title page of the first (1859) edition of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life".


Darwin's book "On the Origin of Species" was established in a work of literature and foundation of evolutionary biology. The work was released and immediately sold out. Actually, the full title of the book is: "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life". However, the publication of the sixth edition in 1872 came printed with the title "On the Origin of Species".




The book was written for non-specialist readers and attracted great interest from publication. As Darwin was an eminent scientist, his findings were taken seriously and evidence presented generated scientific, philosophical and religious debate.






The Origin of Species: Charles Darwin.

Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over generations through a process of natural selection. A body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution is presented.



Charles Darwin is best known for his work as a naturalist, developing a theory of evolution to explain biological change.


Darwin included evidence that he had participated in the Beagle expedition in the 1830s, and subsequent research findings, correspondence, and experimentation. Darwin's theories challenged the biblical arguments about the creation of man and the world.


Charles Darwin (1809-1882) in his latest year.