Who is Charles Darwin?

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Who is Charles Darwin?

Darwin aboard the Beagle left Plymouth, began a five-year voyage around the world. Voyage, he flora and fauna and geological structure a lot of observation and acquisition. Final publication of "The Origin of Species," and proposed the theory of evolution, a profound impact on mankind. He said, "The main cause of fun and only my life, my scientific work."

Best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

Q:What did he discover about the finches on the Galapagos IslandsA: Darwin collected some of these finches when he visited the Galapagos Islands, and it is often stated that the finches were key to the development of his theory of evolution. They are used as evidence for his theory in many textbooks.Link:http://www.truthinscience.org.uk/tis2/index.php/evidence-for-evolution-mainmenu-65/53-darwins-finches.html

Fun Facts1. Darwin Didn't Invent the Phrase "Survival of the Fittest"That was Herbert Spencer, a philosopher and contemporary of Charles Darwin. After reading Darwin's On the Origin of Species, Spencer wrote Principles of Biology in 1864. He coined the phrase "survival of the fittest" and extended Darwin's theory of natural selection into the realm of sociology, ethics, and economics.2. Darwin Wanted to Be a Doctor, But He Couldn't Stand the Sight of Blood Darwin attended Edinburgh University in hopes of becoming a physician like his father, but soon abandoned the idea because he couldn't stand the sight of blood. So he decided to study divinity instead and become a rural cleric, which would fit his hobby of being a naturalist just fine.

Who is Charles Darwin?

By Demi Huang

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882)

Darwin's noseHis nose almost Cost Him The Voyage on the Beagle."Afterwards on becoming very intimate with Fitz-Roy, I heard that I had run a very narrow risk of being rejected [as the Beagle's naturalist], on account of the shape of my nose! He was an ardent desciple of Lavater, and was convinced that he could judge a man's character by the outline of his features; and he doubted wheather anyone with my nose could possess sufficient energy and determination for the voyage. But I think he was afterwards well-satisfied that my nose had spoken falsely." (Source: Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and in a Selected Series of His Published Letters, by Charles Darwin - 1902)

Becuase Beagle was positive orders from the British navy, surveying the coast of South America charts. Only twenty-year-old Darwin, own expense on board the Beagle, that changed his life, also inspire future various scientific discourse.

Q1: Why was Darwin on the Beagle?

Q2: What research did he carry out?

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He was an English naturalist, writer and geologist.

What theories did he come up with?

He came up with his theory of evolution by natural selection


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