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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin: The Theory of Evolution

During his trip to the Galapygose Islands, Darwin made the most observations on variances of Finches on the different islands. This evidence helped him form his theory of Natural Selection.

Quick Facts:Born: February 12, 1809in Shrewsburg, England.Died: April 19, 1882Occupation: EnglishNaturalist/ Scientist

Natural Selection:The theory that only the healthiest and fittest of a species survive.

Erasmus Darwin, Charles'sgrandfather, believed evolution occured in living things. He did not have definite ideas aboutits cause, however.

Darwin went to Edinburgh for a year and a half to study medicine. However, he decided to transfer to Cambridge to become a minister. After two years, he quit college to join the Beagle expedition.

Darwin wrote down his theory of natural selection in his book the Origin of Species. (video)

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Darwin's Expedition on the Beagle

Charles Darwin married his first cousin, Emma Wedgewood. They had 10 children together.'s+children&rlz=1C1TSND_enUS408US408&aq=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=VWhKUYa-KMa4qAHfw4DIAg&biw=1366&bih=624&

Darwin used beetles in his studies.


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