December 14, 2008
Charles Darwin altered common scientific beliefs and set the foundation for biology with his theory of evolution "Darwinism is a scientific theory about the origin of biological species from per-existent species....Darwinism can be evolutionary metaphysic about the nature of reality and the universe...an economic theory, or a moral theory, or an aesthetic theory, or a psychological theory (Appleman 9). This theory said that all animal species on earth have evolved from their respective ancestors throughout history. Darwin Called this natural selection which is basically a form of survival of the fittest, each species changed their physical attributes through generations of selective mating in order to adapt to survive in their environment.
A deeper look inside this theory shows that parents pass on their traits to their children. If both parents pass on their most valuable traits to their children then the child, along with their own personal traits has better opportunities to succeed. For example if your father is very handy with tools and fixing things and your mother is very good at math and science, then you are likely to be good at both.
The following link shows a young boy who is fascinated with his father’s car magazine.
He is too young to realize that this is something that his father is interested in and therefore likes it to be like his father, he just naturally was interested in it. I think that this proves the point that these types of traits are naturally part of our personalities and we do not follow in our parents footsteps simply because we choose to.
Appleman, Philip, ed. Darwin. 3rd ed. New York: W.W.Norton, 2001.
"Like Father like Son".Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQveBE_7SjQ