iMinds presents the history of evolution in this brief but informative summary, starting with Charles Darwin's travels around the South American coast to the modern-day controversies surrounding it. With a smart and instructive manner, Luca James Lee notes how Darwin's theory that animals adapted to fit their environment changed the way scientists thought about the development of life on Earth, making it a crucial discovery. Lee succinctly explains the basic tenets of evolution, and though he notes the debates being raised by Creationists, he makes it clear that nearly all scientists agree with the truth and importance of evolution.
Learn about Charles Darwin's theories of Evolution with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.In the 1830s, a young naturalist called Charles Darwin set out as part of a survey expedition on the HMS Beagle. The Beagle circumnavigated the Earth, taking five years and carrying out detailed surveys around the southern coast of South America. Darwin collected fossils and different species of plants and animals, and made many detailed observations which caused him to come up with an absolutely crazy idea which changed the world.
Darwin saw that if a species could reproduce to its full capacity, the population would increase uncontrollably – we’d be totally overrun by bunnies and weevils and cockatoos and orchids. But Darwin then observed that populations of all species tended to remain about the same each year, not really getting any smaller or larger. He also knew that environmental resources - food, water, shelter - were limited. Finally, Darwin noticed that no two creatures in any species were exactly alike, and that many of the variations between members of a species could be passed down to their offspring.
Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.
iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing.
iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future.
©2009 iMinds Pty Ltd; (P)2009 iMinds Pty Ltd
"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)
Report Inappropriate Content