On December 27th 1831, the Beagle, a ship that would change the course of science, sailed from the port of Plymouth. In it was traveling a young Charles Darwin, whose observations would revolutionize the laws of biology, placing genetics in a predominant place in any discourse on identity. Years later he would culminate his studies by presenting the theory of the evolution in which he established that all the species have descended over time from common ancestors.
In the notes in his travel journals we see a Darwin who is amazed at the unknown beauty of a largely virgin world still in a preindustrial era. Almost two centuries later, in the midst of the internet age and global capitalism, it seems obvious that our planet is becoming a single place. But perhaps a more significant aspect of the postmodern era is the emergence of certain political identities aimed at restoring traditions, religious passions, and / or engagements with certain racial or national identities. In any case, we can understand globalization as the set of sociocultural processes that contribute to making distance irrelevant.