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In Darwin's footsteps: Scientists recreate historic 1830s expedition

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By Carlos Espinosa and Paola Lopez

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I wonder if they will also be eating everything they examined like Charles Darwin did.

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Darwin, the man who brought us the wildly speculative theory of evolution. Taught in schools as fact but which has never been proved and never will be.

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Mr. Darwin deserves a lot of credit for popularizing the idea of evolution, but I think he was only one among many who were advancing the idea. He was not singularly brilliant, like Einstein, Newton, Tesla or Curie, but he was good at presenting the idea of evolution, and his book was the right thing at the right time. Accurately or not, his name is identified with the ideas of evolution.

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A scientific theory is one that is proven and proven, over and over again. It does NOT mean, "I think", as in "I have a theory. Elvis is alive." Evolution happened. It has been proven. A scientific theory doesn't become a scientific theory until it is proven over time. It has been proven and, instead of "and never will be" should be changed to "and will be again."

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The full title of Darwin's book:

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

His biological arguments for racism inspired disciples such as Hitler who favored the Aryan race and disfavored Jews and others, as well as eugenist Margaret Sanger who advocated abortion as a means of limiting the negro birth rate.

Why should such a guy be admired and his theories be believed?

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The full title of Darwin's book:

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

His biological arguments for racism inspired disciples such as Hitler who favored the Aryan race and disfavored Jews and others, as well as eugenist Margaret Sanger who advocated abortion as a means of limiting the negro birth rate.

Why should such a guy be admired and his theories be believed?

Darwin's theory of evolution isn't up for debate—it's backed by solid evidence from numerous scientific disciplines including paleontology, genetics, embryology, and comparative anatomy. His work on natural selection isn't some wishy-washy theory; it's the cornerstone of modern biology.

But trying to blame Darwin for Hitler's heinous acts or Sanger's beliefs is a stretch. Hitler twisted Darwin's ideas to justify his own sick agenda, and Sanger's focus was on women's rights, not racial nonsense.

Respecting Darwin isn't about worshiping him; it's about recognizing his groundbreaking contributions to science. Let's not mix up scientific fact with twisted interpretations.

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