An Interview with Charles Darwin

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An Interview with Charles Darwin
The theory of evolution has become the center of focus in the 21st century due to the wide
spread of religion. Given an opportunity to interview a human historian, I would undoubtedly
choose Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin is a renowned naturalist and geologist who made a lot of
contribution to human evolution. Precisely, Darwin stated that all the species could trace to one
ancestor and believed that the evolution was enhanced by the process of natural selection
whereby the species which could survive had to be favored by the environment(Darwin and
Charles 15). The main topic of our discussion with Darwin would be entitled “Are the evolution
theories against religion?”
Thus, Charles Darwin’s theories claim that species descended from one ancestor and
underwent several modifications in the breeding environment. Notably, the organism which can
compete successfully in the environment is formed in spite of the limited resources. The
competition arises while the organism fights for the limited resources in the environment.
According to Darwin, the organisms in a given environment have different characteristics. The
traits possessed by the ancestors are passed from one generation to another generation. Some of
the organisms are best adapted to survival in a given environment than other organisms. The
organisms which are able to compete favorably in a given environment have a high probability
of surviving in the environment. The organisms reproduce and pass these good traits to their off
springs, while the organisms which are not able to compete favorably become extinct in the 
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environment. Darwin used a lot of scientific techniques by observing the physical world. Often
Darwin employed inductive reasoning, observing and factual occurrences to arrive at
conclusions. Darwin's experiments and observations were majorly done in Galapagos Islands
On the other hand, Charles Darwin's theories appear to be opposing the religious
doctrines. Theories are against the claims that an organism is created independently and the
environment has no influence on the creation. Moreover, theology also explains that the
adaptation of the organisms to a given environment is an indication that there is a supernatural
creator. The assumption can be made that Darwin is against the teachings of the Bible due to the
claims that the creation of the organisms was influenced by the environment. Such statements
indicate that he did not agree with the idea that the species are created by the higher power.
Darwin faced a lot of criticism for denying the role of God in the creation. He relied fully on the
scientific proof and claimed that it was a silly thing to reject the scientific evidence. Science
according to Darwin was the only way to understand the universe and its constituent. Darwin,
however, agreed with the existence of God, since he claimed that all the creations descended
from an ancestor but he did not propose the origin of the ancestor. It can mean that he gave the
role of creating the ancestor to the highest power - God. Darwin stipulated in his theories that the
initial creator breathed life into the first species. Consequently, the role of God is in some way
present in the theories(Darwin et al 140).
Darwin’s interview will be the only way of unraveling the hidden thoughts behind his
theories. In the course of conversation with Darwin, the subject of the ancestor's origin who gave
life to other species would be of utmost importance. Additionally, I would ask the naturalist to
try to explain the reason for the lack of adaptations in the current world. The interview could 
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provide answers to the questions that have hovered in the mind of scholars who deal with human
Works Cited
Mayr, Ernst. One long argument: Charles Darwin and the genesis of modern evolutionary
thought. Vol. 2. Harvard University Press, 1991.
Darwin, Charles, Paul Ekman, and Phillip Prodger. The expression of the emotions in man and
animals. Oxford University Press, USA, 1998.
Darwin, Charles. "Charles Darwin's notebooks, 1836-1844: Geology, transmutation of species,
metaphysical enquiries." (1987). 

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