Do you believe in Natural Selection?

@nerein (283)
United States
November 5, 2011 3:47pm CST
Hello I do not know how many people believe in Charles Darwins theory of Natural Selection. Charles Darwins theory of Natural Selection states that every so often nature will choose certain individuals to evolve to survive the up coming changes in the world. I personally believe in this theory. I also think that it makes perfect sense as well. So how many of you believe in this theory of natural selection. How many of you have heard of the theory of natural selection. Do you think that the theory of natural selection has any validation to it what so ever.
8 responses
@nigler (8)
6 Nov 11
No I dont believe in Theory I like to believe Facts Humans dont evolve. Ever since Adam , Humans have reproduced Humans and rabbits have reproduced rabbits. The problem with Darwins Theory is that it being only a theory but people take it as Fact.
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@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
I don't think what he think about the natural selection is absolutely right.Charles stated that the fitter specie survives,didn't he?Why didn't the dinosaurs survive?Why are there more chickens than eagles when eagles are more powerful than chickens? It is also stated in the natural selection that animals evolve to be able to be fitter,but why are there lesser horned goats than sheep? Why did the crocodiles survive when phostosochus didn't.Hehe. I think it is not real that the fitter specie always are selected to stay.Sometimes,weaker species survive..:-) That's what I think.:)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
Who says I read the bible?I don't read that book! I got the idea of sheeps and goats in the book ''Did We Get Here By Evolution or By Creation?'' Ok I admit I am wrong.:(
@Bluedoll (17068)
• Canada
7 Nov 11
I think what you are referring to is social darism ferbjohn69 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism “...a theory of social evolution which asserts that "There are underlying, and largely irresistible, forces acting in societies which are like the natural forces that operate in animal and plant communities.... raising the evolutionary level of society generally (the 'survival of the fittest')." Darwin’s theory of natural selection soon began to be discussed and applied to various subjects even as early as 1870s, where the idea of the strongest will as you previously said be selected to stay while the weak perish. I believer as well that sometimes, weaker species survive – tell it to a marine.
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• Philippines
8 Nov 11
The same happened when albert einstien published the theory of relativity.Many didn't believe him.But now relativity is now a big part of astronomy and also gave many people idea about time travel,which is also hard to believe.I hope someday time travel become possible.:) Do you think time travel is possible?I think it is very very very hard to do so.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
6 Nov 11
Natural selection, how could someone not believe in it? isn't it a proven fact. I am a science student and I definitely believe in it. Another way of explaining natural selection would be to say that an orgasnism more adapted to a certain environment would be much able or better yet said has a higher chance of surviving and passing down its genes to the next generation. And that is quite obvious. Two examples imagine a dark and a white rabbit living in snow. Le we even put some numbers to this. Imagine equal amount of rabbits lets say 10. So 10 dark rabbits and 10 white rabbits living in the snow. There are other species out there that will actually hunt the rabbit because you know there that those species need food to survive. What you will find is that the white rabbit will easier blend in with the environment and thus those species hunting the rabbit will find it difficult to even spot that white rabbit. But the dark rabbit now stand out much more clearly. You now notice that there is a much more chance of the predators attacking the dark rabbit than the white one. Thus as time progress lesser dark rabbits will be there than white one. And thus you will have a situation where mostly the white genes are being pass down to the next generation. Overtime the population of rabbits will have mostly if not all white rabbits. Solely because they are harder to be hunted so they are more likely to survive in that environment. So even from this you can see that natural selection make a lot of sense and i mean a lot. It is also straight forward and I really don't see why you would want to even query the validation of natural selection. Nice topic though.
7 Nov 11
Oh dear.... Some of you just dont understand what is Theory and what is Fact. A Fact never changes. A theory changes . Evolution is a Theory and is always Changing Read what Darwin wrote and read what science says today.... You will find theory has changed Take a look at this document ... Theory or Fact See How John Pratt explains what Theory is and what Facts are http://www.johnpratt.com/items/astronomy/science.html Some of you need to question your teachers as you have obviously been taught wrong.
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@Bluedoll (17068)
• Canada
8 Nov 11
Thank you for providing that link, I found this article well written, clear and yet extremely informative. I particularly admired how it defined truth, fact, and theory and then application of them using the scientific method. "Truth has to do with ultimate causes, which are nearly always extremely elusive and beyond the realm of science." "The word "fact" has several meanings, which can be very confusing. In popular useage it can mean either "observation," "theory," or "truth." "Before I test my theory by making the proposed correction, I always predict on what the result will be" - by by John P. Pratt http://www.johnpratt.com/items/astronomy/science.html I really like the first line and thought, "beyond the realm" is so accurate (truth=elusive). It goes to show to me how science can not really touch the area of truth where philosophy and religion are better suited and very different in application. The second line shows how we can have lanquage problems and definitions can become blurry. This can make for issues with communication. The third and final line shows in application how the science method can act as a prediction device. Now, do you find this interesting? I do.
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@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
6 Nov 11
I have learned about this theory in school and I guess I believe in it. It has been proven by some fossils dated back centuries and centuries ago of how creatures evolved. Like how the walrus came from the elephant, can you believe an elephant back then evolved into a Walrus that now swims in water? There were pretty weird animals back in those days and they either evolved to the animals we know now or they became extinct. I wish dinosaurs still lived. But it is a pretty good and understandable theory, in order to survive it's always the survival of the fittest. I reckon people involved too but I can't stand the thought that we evolved from apes or something. I am Christian but I also believe in scientific theory too.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
For me not to believe in it because the one I most believe is in the said of Jehovah God.
@bodhi_91 (193)
• India
6 Nov 11
I obviously believe in Natural Selection. Nature is the supreme power in this World. She is the one who selects who is going to survive and who is not. Survival of Fittest is true and no way it can be rejected, but if nature decides to put an end to a particular species, no1 can save them.
@ShyBear88 (17427)
• United States
6 Nov 11
Well if you don't got to any non religion school then you know about natural selection and not and individual its a species to that Evolve you need most everything to be in 2's for the or more to survive. I believe in natural selection as that things from other things but I also believe that God might have played a small part in this all as well was the earth being made as in he helped make the big bag happen.
@Galena (9123)
5 Nov 11
it's completely logical and makes a lot of sense. I can't think of anything I would find more beleiveable than those with the traits that are most beneficial to their habitat being more likely to reach breeding age, and for more seasons, pass those genes on. it makes sense. it is good and real and solid, and I see no reason not to beleive in it, as we see it happening all around us.