The Origin Of Species: Chapter Analysis

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In my opinion, the theory of convergent evolution sounds possible but then it is not a perfect theory because various species can always adjust to new environments that are different from their favorable conditions in their ecosystem. This chapter helps in the understanding of biodiversity of life like the existence of forests and islands as well as bodies of water that are an ecosystem for marine life. It is quite convincing and it states an obvious fact that species exist in certain ecosystems due to favorable conditions. A strong explanation about the existence of different species in different areas of the continent can be supported by the stories of migration of the people and the existence of forests in the religious books where domestication…show more content…
Corey states that a biological species is the unit that undergoes evolution over and over. According to Darwin, evolutionary accidents are the reasons why there are processes like splitting (Shermer, 2006). The book states that historical reconstruction can help in determining the process of evolution. This theory does not challenge creationism since humans as well as other living organisms have continued being the same over the last couple of centuries. There has not been a single case where humans have evolved and the result was documented or tested. This chapter discusses how similarities and differences between various organisms determine the classification of various organisms as the same species. It discusses various aspects that are considered while grouping living organisms and this focuses largely on reproductive barriers. From my point of view, creationism is the source of the types of groups that living organisms are classified into. The creation accounts talks about birds and animals that crawl on earth which are the reptiles and science only classifies the organisms better than the creationism

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