Select from the frequently asked questions below
- Darwin s theory of evolution by natural selection states that some offspring have variations that occur by chance, and that can be inherited.
- In nature, offspring with certain variations might be more likely to survive the struggle for existence and reproduce.
- If so, they would pass their favorable variations to their offspring.
- Darwin s theory of evolution by natural selection states that if a species changed enough, it might evolve into a new species.
What did Darwin notice about the finches he observed on his voyage on Galápagos Island? Why do the finches have differences in their beaks and claws?
Darwin was not the first person to talk about species changing over time. What made his work endure and come to be supported by such a large body of evidence?