Four Reasons Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is No Longer a “Settled” Point of View
Ever since Charles Darwin’s publication in 1859 of On the Origin of Species, western civilization has felt the repercussions of his radical ideas. To this day, the vast majority of the scientific community accepts genealogical kinship between mankind and monkeys. Yet after Darwin died, several scientific developments began to quietly set the stage for a revolution against Darwin. In isolation, each of these four events foretold a minor disturbance in the “settled” scientific view.
Together, these four advances foreshadowed a major upheaval in how we understand natural history.
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