On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species

By Charles Darwin

  • Release Date: 2009-06-01
  • Genre: Life Sciences
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 10 Ratings)


Darwin consolidated a lifetime of work in On the Origin of Species, compiling his discoveries from the voyage of the Beagle, his experiments, research and correspondence. He argues for the transmutation of species over time by the process of natural selection. His work laid the foundation of evolutionary biology, though when it was published it caused tremendous religious and philosophical debates. Darwin's work is still seen by many people to oppose Christian beliefs.


  • Brilliant

    By Al Kyder
    Before you call it 'illogical nonsense', try reading the book first.
  • I think he meant illogical...

    By Jnkobiloba
    Alright, darwin's ideas may not be 100% relative to today, but his work on decent with modification change the world. Which is exactly why we still read it and other classic books; like Martin Luther's 95 Theses, or Sigmund Freud's Dream Psychology. If we take the time to learn about literature of the past we can better understand how we got to where we are today and where we need to go.
  • Masterpiece

    By TravNut
    It explains so many things. It's an inescapable idea, which is why we get such hostile responses to it.
  • Darwin was Science

    By Pintoman
    Darwin fought through religious dogma and studied facts. He presented what he saw.
  • Ilogical Nonsense

    By mrBrooks
    Darwin's ideas are, and have always been outdated, unscientific nonsense. The fossil record, as well as all common sense, dismisses his work to the lowest realms of fiction.