of evolution by natural selection has survived for 150 years, though not without controversy that continues today.
A number of scientists, however, are not yet willing to declare that this discovery is the missing link that proves Charles Darwin's theory
It is a clear account of the development of Darwin's theory
of natural selection and its role in evolution.
of Natural Selection is accepted by the Catholic church in preference to intelligent design.
There's also several excellent and accessible essays inside, explaining why Darwin's theory
was influential in so many areas.
As I understand it Darwin's theory
of the survival of the fittest gives no explanation of why it was necessary for mankind to evolve as it has.
The Lunar Society's 2009 Sixth Annual Lecture, After Darwin's Watch, takes place at Think Tank at Millennium Point and will look at the development of Darwin's theory
, as well as major discoveries since then and the latest ideas that are changing how today's scientists think about evolution.
is also in keeping with scientific standards in that it has made predictions and is falsifiable.
A CENTURY AND A HALF after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, the Vatican has come out in support of Darwin's theory
, long thought to be incompatible with Catholic teachings.
This is a contentious position because several scholars (this reviewer included) have long argued that Haeckel appropriated only selected aspects of Darwin's theory
, building them into a worldview which retained a strong element of cosmic teleology--for Haeckel, evolution still had a purpose, and the human race, especially Europeans, were a key step in the achievement of its goal.
I AGREE with John Marchant (March, 6) that Darwin's theory
is flawed and it's ironic that the general public are embracing the theory at a time when many scientists, especially microbiologists, are casting doubt on its validity.
Religious teachings put pressure on Darwin's theory
," she said, "saying Adam was created as the first human being and mankind originated from Adam.
There is a strong relationship between education and belief in Darwin's theory
, as might be expected, ranging from 21% of those with high-school educations or less to 74% of those with postgraduate degrees.
One-off documentary, in which David Attenborough, left, shares his views on Darwin's theory
and why he believes it is now more important than ever.
David Attenborough shares his views on Darwin's theory