Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882

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  • Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882

    Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882
    Charles Darwin is famous for his theory of evolution. He began this theory when he went aboard on the HMS beagle to sail around the world. Before this trip Charles was mostly studying marine life and it was during this trip that he became fascinated with evolution and how animals became extinct. He documented fossils, different species and how the land was. This trip inspired him to study how certain animals survived over others creating his first work “On the Origins of Species” in 1859.
  • Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882

    Charles was hesitant to publish his work and share his theories of evolution because of the bad publicity/shame and being cast out. That’s why he didn’t release his work of evolution till 1859. When Darwin first mentioned “transmutation” he was immediately shut down and dismissed. That’s when he began studying and researching in private. In 1838 is when he came up with the term that we know today as “natural selection”.
  • Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882

    Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882
    From 1840s into 1850s Darwin continued to write his book on evolution and perfecting his stance on natural selection. He also continued to build his credibility and formed a trusted circle of friends including biologists and philosophers. In 1858 word got another that another socialist was writing about evolution very similar to Darwins theory. That’s when he decided to accept fate and published his book to receive full credit on his research.
  • Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882

    Charles Darwin 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882
    In the 1860s after his work was published, Darwin started more of his own research on natural selection. He started studying flowers and how they can evolve, how animals transform to stay fit enough for survival. He also studied how monkeys and humans shared emotions and facial expressions. His published works and theories have been a stable piece of our history of science and philosophy.