jan 1, 1859 - On the Origin of Species spurs a revolution (1859)
While far from the first work on evolution, Darwin's book is the most influential. It offers a wealth of evidence and proposes a coherent theory for evolution: Just as domestic animals evolve through breeding, or "artificial selection," species in the wild evolve "by means of natural selection." On the Origin of Species challenges biblical literalism, but Darwin stresses his work is not a denial of God's existence. He ends the book by noting, "There is grandeur in this view of life."
Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species, proposes and offers evidence for a coherent theory for evolution about natural selection.
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