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On Evolution

Charles Darwin was one of the founders of evolutionary biology. In his book On the Origin of Species he articulated two major points: descent with modification and natural selection.
Descent with Modification
All the contemporary species arose from the succession of ancestors that differed from them. That shows unity and diversity of the life. The unity is in the fact that species share same ancestor and diversity is in great variety of different species of the same origin.

Natural Selection
Darwin started with the following three observations from the nature. First, individuals in populations vary in their traits, many of which seem to be heritable (passed on from parents to offspring). Second, a population can produce far more offspring than can survive to produce offspring on their own. With more individuals, than the environment is able to support, the competition is inevitable. Third, species generally suit to their environments, which means they are adapted to their environments…

Why on Ramadan

Time for Ramadan
Being born in Christian Orthodox family and while growing up in the south part of Ukraine, I had no particular religious preferences. However since childhood I like to read, so when was 8 years old read Bible for Kids, then went for the Old Testament and some part of New Testament (which was not as easy to understand and follow). Nevertheless this year I went for Ramadan for the last 12 days of it (starting June 24th and till July 6th).

According to the source (here), Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a time of fasting for Muslims all over the world. Fasting shall be kept from sunrise to sunset for the period of one month. It is not allowed to eat or drink anything while sun is up. Ramadan is one of five pillars of Islam, and as it states in Chapter 2, Verse 185, of the Quran: The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever …