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My fiance's term paper (which I'm doing <!-- sBlush --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/blush.gif" alt="Blush" title="Blush" /><!-- sBlush -->) is due tomorrow for Biology. Here's the introduction.

The Origin of Man

???As we have seen, there are numerous scientists and popularizers today who have the temerity to tell us that there is 'no doubt' how man originated. If only they had the evidence...??? William R. Fix, The Bone Peddlers, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1984, pp. 150-153

Charles Robert Darwin based his theory of evolution on various observations he made as a young naturalist on board the H.M.S Beagle, which sailed in late 1831 on a five-year official voyage around the world. Darwin was heavily influenced by the diversity of species he observed, especially of the different Galapagos Island finches. The differences in the beaks of these birds, Darwin thought, were a result of their adaptation to their different environments. After this voyage, Darwin started to visit animal markets in England. He observed that breeders produced new breeds of cow by mating animals with different characteristics. This experience, together with the different finch species he observed in the Galapagos Islands, contributed to the formulation of his theory. In eighteen hundred and fifty nine, he published his views in his book The Origin of Species. In this book, he postulated that all species had descended from a single ancestor, evolving from one another over time by slight variations. Darwin theorized that there is a struggle for survival in nature, and that natural selection is the survival of strong species, which can adapt to their environment. In The Origin of Species, Darwin writes:

Within a particular species, there are natural and coincidental variations. For instance some cows are bigger than others, while some have darker colors. Natural selection selects the favorable traits. The process of natural selection thus causes an increase of favorable genes within a population, which results in the features of that population being better adapted to local conditions. Over time these changes may be significant enough to cause a new species to arise. The Origin of Species

In eighteen hundred and seventy one, Darwin put forward his thesis that human beings and apes descended from a common ancestor in his book The Descent of Man, which was released in two volumes (1). Based on this thesis, modern evolutionists break down the evolution of man into four stages, which are in preceding order: Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens. The purpose of this paper is to prove the invalidity of the four successive stages of man on grounds of inadequate evidence.
???Do not give up, for that is ignorance and not according to the rules of this art... Like the lover, you cannot hope to achieve success without infinite perseverance.???

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