Darwin, Evolution Theory, and Natural Selection
Charles Darwin is one of the phenomenal scientists who believe the closely linked relationship between primates and humans. His theory caused the different point of views which some people believe to be true and some others don’t. Let’s take a look closer to the infamous theory by this popular scientist.
– Darwin and Evolution Theory
Darwin made a shocking breakthrough by stating that primates evolve into humans. He also stated that both humans and primates share similar traits. The statement is also strengthened by the fact that primates and humans share around 98% similar DNA. However, this theory cannot be a hundred percent believed since there is no scientific evidence to back it up. It is true that both humans and primate share similar traits only because they belong to the same family. But, it doesn’t mean that primate evolves into humans. Some scientists regard this as a silly idea. Despite the negative feedback, the scientists still try to find fossils that can back up the human evolution theory.
– Natural Selection
Although there is no scientific evidence for his statement, he contributes a lot for science through his evolution theory. Not only stated about human evolution, but Darwin also stated about the evolution of some mammals. Different from human evolution, the mammals’ evolution received better feedback from the public. He firstly comes with the statement about whale evolution. But, sadly, he mentioned the wrong animal. In the bright side, it encourages other scientists to dig out more to this evolution theory and discover different evolutions for different mammals.
Current View of Evolution Theory
The evolution theory enriches science and encourages more discoveries. However, some scientists from situs still in doubt of this evolution theory since they believe that Darwin doesn’t really understand science. Through his past discoveries, scientists can recognize that Darwin only sees the patterns without studying the DNA. To produce a more accurate result, scientists need to understand both physical and behavioral changes that will also change the DNA. The process of mutation or natural selection cannot happen easily. There are different kinds of external factors that will bring the error to the DNA replication.
Although Darwin has proposed a great evolutionary theory of human evolution, the lack of scientific evidence decreases its credibility. However, some evolution theory of some mammals are correct and nowadays, the scientists have conducted different researches to seek the truth behind the evolution theory of other mammals, including humans.