Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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    Darwins life and research

    Charles Darwin born in 1809 was a British naturalist. During his lifetime people still believed that the rich variety of creatures that existed on earth were created by God. Darwin however, realized that species adapt to their environments and that this gives rise to subspecies, of which only the best suited survive.
  • Research Trip

    In 1831 Darwin took a 5 year research trip to the Galapagos Islands. From his observations on this trip he developed the theory of Evolution. He worked for over 20 years fine tuning his theory of Evolution before publishing it in 1859. Society of that time was heavily religious and he could foresee how his theory would be widely rejected by the churches and creationists because his theory challenged that of creationists who believed that earth and all life on it was created by God.
  • "The Origin of Species"

    "The Origin of Species"
    1859: Darwin Published On the Origin of Species, Proposing Continual Evolution of Species. The first printing of Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, sold out in a matter of days.
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    Life after The Origin of Species

    His theory of Evolution and the publishing of his revolutionary book “The Origin of Species” it became one of the most influential scientific writings of all time. This work Darwin put over twenty years of his life into creating, changed forever the way we view our life on earth. He is still refuted by religion today where religion rejects the theory of evolution which has been scientifically proven.
  • Summary of Darwins research and contribution to Science