New Delhi: Biology is one of the crucial parts of science and it has been taught to every student until they opt for another subject as their specialization. It reveals the functioning of an animal’s body and the metabolism of other living beings. While getting acquainted with the subject, we must have come across the renowned name Charles Robert Darwin, who gave the theory of evolution and the process of natural selection. Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, at Shrewsbury, England and today people from all walks of life are commemorating his 215th birth anniversary. On this special occasion, let’s take a look at his theory of evolution and its relevance in the present time.
What does Darwin’s theory read?
Even though Darwin’s theory of evolution has been accepted by almost every scientist across the globe, it still remains tendentious. As per Darwin’s theory, almost every species is relevant to each other through a common ancestry. As per his theory, which he developed after an extensive study of nature for over 20 years, every organism had a common ancestor at some point in time, and over the years, it kept on diverging.
According to Darwin, who is well known as the Father of Evolution, evolution is continuous process, and species keep evolving with time. With the changes in the environment, the requirements of species also change, and their bodies adapt to the new environment to grow. The process of accepting changes over a period of time depending on the requirement is considered adaptation.
Is Darwin’s theory relevant to the contemporary world?
Despite the fact that Darwin’s theory has divided researchers into two groups, it is still relevant to the present world. Though ‘On the Origin of Species’ was written over 160 years ago, first published on November 24, 1859, Darwin’s theory is still considered as the base of theory of evolution and natural selection. According to an article published based on the lectures delivered at Muhlenberg College, Darwin’s theory still has an impact on the present theory. Over the years, a number of studies have been conducted to decode the facts related to the discovery of fossil intermediates, as well as genetics and plate tectonics. However, the majority of the studies not only doesn’t contradict Darwin’s theory but have even supported it.