Charles Darwin February 12th, 1809 to April 19th, 1882

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In History
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin was born on February 12th 1809 in Shrewbury, England. He intended to study medicine but later decided to study Divinity at Christ's College, Cambridge University. (Finn, biography online)
  • Charles Darwin - HMS Beagle

    Charles Darwin - HMS Beagle
    Charles Darwin attended Cambridge University and expressed a passion for natural science which granted him a spot on the HMS Beagle. This was a voyage to the coast of South America where Darwin would act as a natural scientist and travel the world. It is on this trip that Darwin would begin to notice the differences in the same species on different islands. (Eldredge, Khan Academy)
  • Charles Darwin- Theory of Evolution

    Charles Darwin- Theory of Evolution
    Darwin spent the next 20 years working on his theory of natural selection. The theory was based on the fact that the species Darwin encountered on his travels ended up evolving differently on different islands.This encouraged Darwin to dig deeper and discover that these adaptations gave an advantage to staying alive long enough to successfully reproduce passing on those traits to the next generation. Darwin referred to this as "descent with modifications." (O'Neil, palomer)
  • Charles Darwin- Publishes Origin Of Species

    Charles Darwin- Publishes Origin Of Species
    Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" a book proposing that species adapt and slowly change through natural selection over time. This sparked controversy because at this point in history is was believed that God was the creator of man. This book by implication suggested that man descended from animals like apes. (O'Neil, palomer)
  • Charles Darwin

    The video below explains Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. (Openmind)
  • Charles Darwin Death

    Charles Darwin Death
    By the time Charles Darwin died in 1882 his ideas had become much more accepted, although mostly by the scientific and non-religious groups of society. (Finn, biography online)