Charles Darwin

Author of The Origin of Species and creator of the theory of evolution and the concept of natural selection

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Did Charles Darwin have pet monkey?

no

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Primary and Elementary School

What primary school did Charles Darwin go to?

he went to Cambridge

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What are the main components of Darwin's theory of natural selection?

Evolution occurs over natural selection

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Evolution

What are the four major points of Darwin's theory of natural selection?

1. Overproduction - more offspring are born than survive

2. Genetic Variation - there is variation in the population

3. Struggle to Survive - organisms with suitable variations will survive and reproduce

4. Differential Reproduction - suitable variations are passed on to offspring

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Evolution

What evidence supports the Endosymbiotic theory?

The strongest piece of evidence for the endosymbiotic theory is the fact that mitochondria and chloroplasts have their own circular DNA, prokaryote fashion, and can still replicate, transcribe and translate some proteins. Their ribosomes are also fashioned as a prokaryotes would be.

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Evolution

According to Darwin's theory of evolution differences between species may be the result of?

Natural Selection

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What were the names of Charles Darwin's children?

Charles Darwin had 10 children.

  • William Erasmus Darwin (b. 1839)
  • Anne Elizabeth Darwin (b. 1841)
  • Mary Eleanor Darwin (b. 1842)
  • Henrietta Emma Darwin (b. 1843)
  • George Howard Darwin (b. 1845)
  • Elizabeth Darwin (b. 1847)
  • Francis Darwin (b. 1848)
  • Leonard Darwin (b. 1850)
  • Horace Darwin (b. 1851)
  • Charles Waring Darwin (b. 1856)
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What do people think of Charles Darwin?

In my personal opinion, Darwin was a genius far ahead of his time. He helped people better understand the world, and that is admirable. Don't listen to the religious loonies who put him down because he threatens their beliefs. Creationists think that Darwin was an atheist trying to prove that life happened on its own, and that men descended from monkeys. Darwin did not actually believe it, but atheists who do believe it probably see Darwin in the same way as the creationists, although they are more kindly disposed toward him. I agree with the above answer which is a balanced view of Charles Darwin.

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Why did people hate Charles Darwin?

Charles Darwin is hated only by religious idiots fundamentalists.

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What question did Charles Darwin attempt to answer?

Why do organisms in different places have different traits (apex)

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Evolution
Human Origins

Can the Theory of Evolution explain Human properties?

Answer 1
Many of the properties of modern humans can be explained through biology. For instance, most physiological traits, such as the shape of the skeleton, the route that the major arteries and nerves follow throughout the body, blood types, and so on, and so forth, can be explained in terms of common ancestry with the other Great Apes.

When it comes to behaviour, however, humans are a more complicated case. This is because our behaviour, as well as the way our behaviour has changed over time, is not just a matter of nature (genetics), but also of nurture (culture). Usually, it is difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins - they may even affect one another on occasion.

As an example, take morality. We Apes, being social animals living in tribes, have evolved elaborate instinctive codes of conduct (moral codes) to deal with the complexities of intra-tribal and inter-tribal relations. But in humans, with their big brains, these instinctive morals are expanded upon (and sometimes counteracted) by conscious reflection. Our morals are not just affected by the genes we inherit from our parents, but also by the ideas we inherit from relatives and society in general. We may, for instance, feel instinctively predisposed to act in ways benefiting our tribe. But what we consider to be our tribe (eg. just the family, or the village, or the country, or perhaps even the entire human species) may be largely determined through cultural induction.

Answer 2
Man and the apes have developed from the same ancestors, although the main differences between them are man's larger brain and his ability to walk upright and speak.
The process by which modern man developed from his early ancestors is called Evolution. Through fossils, very old bones preserved in layers of rock, we can imagine how man developed and changed from an ape-like creature to modern man, over a period of several hundred thousand years. Until recently, the oldest man-like fossil anyone had discovered was called Australopithecus, about 1,750,000 years old. Then, in 1972, Dr. Richard Leekey found a fossil skull in Kenya that had a much larger brain than the Australopithecus. This fossil was about 2,600,000 years old.
Several other fossils have been found which look more like a modern man. One of these, called Pithecanthropus, was very like us although he had jutting-out ridges over his eyes and some ape-like features. Other remains such as Java man and Peking man are called Homo erectus. All the known fossils in this group are at least 400,000 years old, and from this creature, several types of man seem have developed. One was Neanderthal man, who looked very primitive with his thick, stocky body and jutting eye ridges, but he did have a large brain. The Neanderthals used stone tools and buried their dead. They lived in Europe about 35,000 years ago, when men just like ourselves replaced them. This change happened too quickly for modern man to have developed from Neanderthal man, so he must have evolved separately. We call modern man Homo sapiens ('Thinking man').
Some of the earliest fossils of Homo sapiens are over 100,000 years old. Among the most famous are the fossils found at Cro-Magnon in France. These early men lived in caves which they decorated with drawings, so they were the first known artist.

All modern men are placed in the family of Homo sapiens. Howerever, because some people have similar features , they are often divided into groups, or races. These groups are usually: the Caucasoid (white-skinned); Negroid (black-skinned); Mongoloid (yellow-skinned and including the American Indians); Australoid (the Australian Aborigines); and Capoid ( the bushmen of South Africa).
Race is often confused with nationality, the nation a person belongs to. But the people of any one country are often descended from many races so race is much wider description that nationality.

Caucasoid
The Englishman, Italian and Indian are Caucasians. This racial group is widespread in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and India, and they have skin colours ranging from fair to dark.

Australoid
Although they have different facial characteristic and features, the Mbotgote man from Malekula Island, the Fijian and the Australian Aborigine are all Australoid peoples with dark skins.

Mongoloid
With their yellowish skin, dark brown eyes and straight black hair the Eskimo, Burmese man and Chinese are all Mongoloids.

Other opinions
Many scientists do not believe that the Darwin theory of evolution explains everything about the evolution of humans. First of all, Alfred Russel Wallace (the man who FIRST published the theory of evolution before Darwin) in his publication 'The Limits of Natural Selection as Applied to Man', Alfred Russel Wallace argues that human morality, altruism, higher intellectual etc have been the result of an intelligent designer. Nowadays many modern scientists believe the same thing.
For example, primitive people have a brain that is the same as our own, that they are not at all using in their everyday tasks. Why would that happen? The Darwin theory of evolution cannot answer that.
Moreover, why do people do altruistic actions (i.e. risk their own existence/lives to save an unknown person and do not expect to get any recognition or reward for that), if the 'survival of the fittest' model applies?
The controversy is ongoing. The book 'Dissent Over Descent' of Steve Fuller offers great insight into the matter. Wallace publication came before Darwin's and as in most cases, the second does explain evolution better than the first.

Steve Fuller is a religious creationist.
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Charles Darwin

What is the influence of the conflict and consensus theories on a teacher's work?

According to my interviewee:

there so many instances that affect my work by conflict and consensus theory

In Consensus Theory, for example i have a students that are hard to speak straight tagalog and hard to adapt the new environment because he/she was came from province, so I'm the one who make more adjustment.

In Conflict Theory, for example you a have a students that are rich and also you have a students that are not too rich, all the favors of you was only at your students which is rich. In this situation there is a inequality between the the students because in conflict theory the more you richer the more you have the power, it is all about class conflict.

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Mga tanong sa Tagalog

Teorya ng ebolusyon ni Charles Darwin?

Dalawa ang pangunahing paniniwala sa pinagmulan ng tao. Sa unang paniniwala, nilikha ab makapangyarihang nilalang ang tao tulad kina Adan at Eba, at sa kultura natin, si Malakas at si Maganda. Samantala, pinaniniwalaan din na ang tao ay umusbong matapos ang matagal na proseso ng Ebolusyon ng Tao.

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Where Charles Charles Darwin started thinking about evolution?

he first became aware when he travelled to the Galapagos islands

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Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin called the ability of an organism to survive and reproduce is its environment?

Fitness

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Why was Charles Darwin's theory of evolution not accepted at the time?

The main reason why Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was not accepted was because it was totally new. People never thought that animals branched down from older species. During his time, people thought that the reason why animals or other species existed was because it was god will. Other people believed in spontaneous birth. This was a belief that living things could be born from nothing.

Also, most people were Christian, and Darwin was threatening the validity of the Bible. It would have been mad for people back then, the fact that they always relied on the Bible as fact, and suddenly there was other ideas to consider

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Why did Darwin want to be a scientist?

becuase as a child he wanted to become a scientist becuause im a child and dont know a fliping thing about him

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Evolution

What did Darwin do before presenting his new ideas?

Do? Darwin did not have to do anything as he was wealthy. He did take an unpaid position ( he supplied himself ) as companion to the Captain of the Beagle and naturalist for a five year voyage around the world where many of his ideas on the species problem were formulated. Then he spent twenty years further formulating ideas on natural selection. writing books on the trip he took and naturalistic subjects before a letter from Alfred Russel Wallace forced his to present his already well developed ideas on natural selection. Both he and Wallace's papers were read out to the Linnean Society in 1858 and the next year Darwin published The Origin.

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Bill Gates

What are the passwords for Sarah fincher com?

what are the pass words for the videos?

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What animals did darwin discover?

tortiose and finch.(galapagos islands

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Economics

What idea did Malthus introduce?

Mathus felt that population is limited by food supply so we need to limit population growth or starve.

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Evolution

What must be true for natural selection to happen?

There must be genetic variation in the population

The system must not be in hardy-weinberg equilibrium.

resources must be limited in the ecosystem

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What are 3 types of selection pressure on a population?

The 3 types of selection pressure on a population:

1) "Stabilizing selection" = intermediate phenotypes are favored and extremes on both ends are eliminated.

2)"Directional selection" = is a mode of natural selection in which a single phenotype is favored, causing the allele frequency to continuously shift in one direction.

3) "Disruptive selection/ Diversifying selection" = describes changes in population genetics in which extreme values for a trait are favored over intermediate values

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How does selection favor calling?

It favors calling by allowing a handsome and talented male to find a mate. But sometime a sneaky critter could intervene.

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Charles Darwin

Why did Charles Dickens write his books?

Social Catalyst: Charles Dickens became a strong and sympathetic voice for the poor and disenfranchised among London's lower classes. His humorous satire actually impelled the government to make changes in the Poor Laws, as well as other smaller acts. Individuals in the private sector were also motivated by his writings and joined Dickens in working to solve the problems he described. Humor: Many of Dickens' shorter works (essays and short stories) contain less social invective and more simple and touching humor. They are often difficult to find, but they are true gems and worth the search.

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