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On the Origin of Species in 8 pages




When on board H.M.S. ‘Beagle’, I began patiently accumulating and reflecting on all sorts of facts, which seemed to throw light on the origin of species. I have not been hasty in coming to a decision. I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed here on which facts cannot be adduced, often apparently leading to conclusions directly opposite to those at which I have arrived. Although much remains obscure, I can entertain no doubt that the idea which I formerly entertained, that each species has been independently created, is erroneous. I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main, but not exclusive, means of modification.”

We talk a lot here about Darwin and his theory.

Of course this is not even the bare bones of his work but it is an easy to understand introduction.

I have also read Dawkins and the Koran. It is important to know what others think, and what others think we think.

Yes, a good idea. Robo
I think it is a good idea. (Although I doubt there is any UD regular who is not inside-out familiar with Darwin's theory.) Atom
Hear! Hear! Lutepisc
Even though it is easily accessible, most people don't have the time to read (one or more of the many editions of) the original On the Origin of Species. An 8-page summary would be great! Please post away! EndoplasmicMessenger
I think that's an excellent idea. While we're about it, how about some links to precis of works by leading ID authors, as well as contemporary evolutionists? They could be very useful in high schools. Let's face it, no high school student today is going to read "The Origin of Species" from cover to cover! vjtorley

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