Charles Darwin – Evolution and the Fall of Human Superiority
Charles Darwin was one of the most brilliant minds in the history of science. By discovering the mechanisms of evolution, Darwin solved one of the world’s greatest riddles. In addition, he redefined humanity’s place in the universe. It became clear that humans are not separate from nature, and there is no chasm between humans and non-human species. The idea of the great chain of being, with humans at the top, became untenable. Darwinian evolution calls for a re-evaluation of how we treat non-human animals. Since Darwin, anthropocentric views belong to the dustbin of history.
KeywordsOn the origin of species Beagle (ship) Variation Selection Anthropocentrism
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