Charles Darwin

  • Charles Darwin Birth

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  • Start of Scientific Theory of Evolution

    Darwin started his theory in private, he started this theory after he returned from a voyage on the HMS Beagle that took him around the world.
  • Theory of Evolution brought to light

    Charles Darwin first let his theory come out in his book "On The Origin of Species". Describing how organisms evolve over generations through the inheritance of physical or behavioral traits. His theory starts with a premise that within a population, there is a variation of traits that can be shared or evolved upon.
  • Ideas towards natural selection

    In his book Darwin states that natural selection could cause a land mammal to turn into a whale. He used Bears as a hypothetical example, that some species of bears swim to get bugs with their mouths open and with time passing they could develop larger mouths and start to evolve into something that was just water based like a whale. His idea of this act did not go over well within the science community.
  • "Darwinism" term coined

    English Biologist coined the term "Darwinism". I is used to describe the evolutionary concepts in general, to which included the earlier concepts published by English Philosopher Herbert Spencer.
  • Death Date

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