Charles Darwin Essay

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Charles Darwin: The Father of Natural Selection
Charles Darwin is the biggest figure of evolution and exemplifies why it is so important to science today. Evolution is something that I’ve always been interested in and something that sciences leans back on time after time. Everything thing that scientists talk about or studies about can be linked back to evolution. He makes it apparent in his essay and how fundamental natural selection is. His ideals on natural selection explain everything that has to do with species and environment. How they interact and how fragile each part of them really is. Darwin makes it very easy to believe in what he is saying and the way he writes about it isn’t overwhelming. He does a good job of making it so even in average educated person can understand what he is talking about. That is not the only reason that I wanted to talk about Darwin and his essay. There is an underlying message in Darwin’s writing. He doesn’t directly say it but it almost like he predicted what was going to happen. Throughout his essay he talks about how fragile the world is and how much of an impact that humans have on it. We are now destroying the world that we live one and this is something that Darwin stressed throughout his essay. This is what my paper is about and the may tools that Darwin uses to get his message through. He uses things like metacommentary and argues himself at every stage of his essay. The way he writes is very much unbiased and is as convincing as any essay I have ever read. I have always been interested in evolution and how important it is to science. It is now at the base of science and everything that scientists do is a branch off of evolution. There is no better way to explain evolution than through natural selection. Charles Darwin is the father of the process of natural selection and explains it through many intricate parts. “We shall best understand the probable course of natural selection by taking the case of a country undergoing some slight physical change, for instance, of climate. The proportional numbers of its inhabitants will almost immediately undergo a change, and some species will probably become extinct. We may conclude, from what we have seen of the intimate complex manner in which the inhabitants of each country are bound together, that any change in the numerical proportions of the inhabitants, independently of the change of climate itself, would seriously affect the others. If the country was open on its borders, new forms would certainly immigrate, and this would likewise seriously, disturb the relations of some of the former inhabitants. Let it be remembered how powerful the influence of a single introduced tree or mammal has been shown to be. But in the case of an island, or a country party surrounded by barriers, into which new and better adapted forms could not freely enter, we should then have places in the economy of nature which would assuredly be better filled up, if some of the original inhabitants were in some manner modified; for, had the area been open to immigration, these same places would have been seized by intruders” (407-408 Darwin).
Charles Darwin does a good job appealing to both the reader’s ethos and logos. Pathos is naturally in the paper because Darwin talks about how we affect the world and species. He doesn’t directly put in emotion but there is pathos throughout the essay. We almost put the pathos in ourselves with the way we read some of the material. This reading is more informational and eye opening so it will deal with ethos and logos much more. Right in the beginning Darwin appeals to our logos side or our logical means of thinking. Darwin says: “We shall best understand the probable course of natural selection by taking the case of a country undergoing some slight physical change, for instance, of climate” (407 Darwin). He then goes on to say that when a change in our environment happens quickly, some species will adapt to that