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Darwin Timeline 1809-1882

  • Birth

    Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England
  • College

    Enrolled in the University of Edinburgh for medicine where he soon discovered his stronger interest in natural science. He eventually transformed to Cambridge to focus on his passion of natural science
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    The Voyage

    Boards the HMS Beagle, a ship of the British Royal Navy as a naturalist to help survey the coastline of South America. Spent his trip collecting specimens and samples (fossils, plants, animals, and rocks) while exploring Argentina, Chile, Brazil and the Galápagos. https://youtu.be/dfsUz2O2jww
  • Natural Selection Theory

    Natural Selection Theory
    Begins to develop his theory of evolution through natural selection after his return to England with he specimens. This trip opened the door for many scientific discoveries. He shared fossils with paleontologists which lead to further understanding of the shape of the earths surface
  • On the Origin of Species

    he published a book about his thoughts on evolution and natural selection. It suggests that earth is way older than people commonly believed at the time and that species change over long periods of time
  • Descent of Man

    Descent of Man
    published another book titled “The Descent of Man” in which he applied his theory to human beings and studies the way the development and found sexual partners.
  • The 3rd Major work

    Publishes “ The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals” which is the third of his major books about his theory of evolution. He explores the origins of human characteristics as it pertains to emotional life. He argues that language is better communicated with the movements of the face and body that add emotion.
  • The End

    The End
    Passes from heart failure at the age of 73 at his home. His home, The Down House, is now a historic tourist attraction in the united Kingdom
  • Resources

    Charles Darwin. Education. (n.d.). Retrieved March 23, 2023, from https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/charles-darwin/
    Magazine, S. (2005, December 1). The evolution of Charles Darwin. Smithsonian.com. Retrieved from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-evolution-of-charles-darwin-110234034/
    Darwin, C. (1872). General principles of expression.The expression of the emotions in man and animals; The expression of the emotions in man and animals. (pp. 27-49, Chapter vi, )