The Origin of Species (Google eBook)
First published in 1859, this landmark book on evolutionary biology was not the first to deal with the subject, but it went on to become a sensation—and a controversial one for many religious people who could not reconcile Darwin’s science with their faith. Darwin worked on the book for over 20 years before its publication. The radical crux of his scientific theory was the idea of natural selection, which meant that chance, not a divine Creator, played a great role in humanity's advancement and that individuals who weren't physically able to adapt with the greater populace died off.
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Review: The Origin of SpeciesUser Review - Henry - Goodreads
Very interesting to see Darwin describe the original concept of evolution by natural selection. Our perspective has obviously grown much more sophisticated today, as even someone who is very much a ... Read full review
Review: On the Origin of SpeciesUser Review - Kathy - Goodreads
Darwin's seminal work deals with deeply controversial theological and political ideas and must be read as serious philosophical text. The idea of natural selection implies that people and other ... Read full review