Chapter 5

The Phenomenon of Evolution

Maciej Henneberg and Arthur Saniotis


Patterns of thought about human place in nature and organic evolution are discussed. Basic reasons for placing humans among mammals rather than considering them biologically exceptional are given. The historical origin of the, still currently used, taxonomy of living things that classifies them into distinct static categories is discussed as an impediment to the understanding of the variable and dynamic nature of life. This dynamic nature of life producing variable organisms in every generation makes evolution an inevitable process commonly occurring today same as it has occurred in the past.

Total Pages: 34-43 (10)

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