What Darwin Never Knew Question – Biology 11 – Luka Mladenovic

How did the discovery of DNA prove that Darwin’s theory of evolution was correct and how does it change the way we view evolution today and into the future?

The DNA proved that Darwin’s theory was correct because Darwin knew THAT the process of selection was happening, but didn’t know how. Once scientists tested human DNA and compared it to other species, they found that almost all the strands were the same, except for a few. Those few strands that differed were the mutations that lead to the expansion of the brain, walking on only 2 legs, etc. Now that we have DNA proof, the idea is much more widely accepted and can only make us wonder what kind of new species might form from other current animals in our lifetime and further on in the future.

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