In the second of the nineteenth century a fierce debate broke in the scientific community about Darwin's theory of evolution. However, by the twentieth century the debate was over.
Tipped off by an article on economics on the survival of the fittest in the free market economy, the English biologist Charles Darwin initiated a study on the fish population. Little did he know that he was about to cause a dramatic change in thinking in natural sciences.
Virtually all live-born babies grow up to have their own babies. Does this mean human natural selection, hence the evolution of humans, is coming to an end?
Little did the English economist Thomas Malthus know, with the publication of his book in 1789 he was rolling a snowball that would soon turn into an avalanche.
Evolution theory does encompass ideas and evidence regarding life's origins, but this is not the central focus of evolution theory.
Evolution is a fact. It is not just a theory that may be falsified in the future. Even if it were, evolution would still be a fact. Theories change, facts don't.
Half a century before Albert Einstein, English naturalist Charles Darwin's scientific theory of evolution by natural selection founded modern evolutionary studies.
Between the 1890s and 1910s was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States of America.
In the first half of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler's Germany forcefully sterilized or murdered hundreds of thousands of people, whom they found genetically imperfect.