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There have been many ideas on the theory of evolution Some simply take our existence for granted others prefer to explain all evolution in terms of the bible and the presence of a God However there are those who have researched the topic of evolution and have offered an explanation as to where a species comes from and how they evolved in the manner that they did This type of science has been studied for a very very long time and one of the most famous minds in the field of evolution was a man named Charles Darwin Darwin was not the first one to offer theories on evolution There have been many scientists who preceded him These earlier evolutionists came up with models of evolution that were unfortunately unworkable One of these early pioneers was Jean-Baptiste Lamarck Lamarck believed in deism and advocated natural religion based on human reason He believed in the harmony and rationality of the world And although flawed the work of Lamarck did not go unnoticed however Darwin also believed in the harmony of the world and it was Darwin himself who said that Lamarck was the first man whose conclusions on evolution brought about excitement and attention He was the one who showed law in organic and inorganic species evolution As it turned out the work of Lamarck was quite influential on Darwin Lamarcks views on inheritance of characteristics can be seen in Darwins accounts of natural selection When Lamarck wrote of transmutation Darwin followed with his beliefs of the mutability of species As well Darwin had used Lamarcks ideas on use and disuse of organs Lamarck was not the greatest of influences on Darwin but he was an important one One of the most important arguments in Darwins theories was the idea of natural selection It is generally thought that the world first heard of this idea in the form of Lamarcks inheritance of acquired traits theory Lamarcks
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