Darwin and Evolution - Sexual Selection on Human Evolution by Charles Darwin How did animals gained their characteristics and became the way they are In

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Sexual Selection on Human Evolution by Charles Darwin How did animals gained their characteristics and became the way they are? In Charles Darwin’s book called the Origins of Species , he proposed a theory that may answer this question. In the book, he introduced the term ‘natural selection.’ Natural selection explains that animal obtain their characteristics to increase their chances of survival in their own differing environments through evolution, which Darwin called in his time as the ‘descent of modification.’ However, Darwin stumbled upon a big problem when he observed animals like the peacock and stags. Animals like these two have characteristics that does not help them survive in their environments but only works against them. Peacocks have beautiful elegant tails, and stag have giant, broad antlers that makes them both easier to prey upon. In Charles Darwin’s second great book, he manages to explain most of the reason why animals obtained these kind of features. He called this ‘sexual selection.’ Sexual selection is a special type of natural selection where organisms may go to extreme measures to sexually breed with a mate. Sex helps individuals preserve their own genetic traits onto the next generation onwards. Does this happen in humans as well? Yes, it does. Male characteristics that shows sexual display for the sake of (or
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