Charles Darwin

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Back when I was a young boy living in England, I knew a boy that was around the same age I was whose name was Charles Darwin. Even at an early age, when I wanted to play soccer or any other sport, he would always say that he wanted to go exploring. We were both from wealthy families so whenever we wanted some new equipment, we were always covered. All in all, Charles was a very brilliant man, to say the least.

My good friend was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. We both grew up in this small merchant town and in our families we were both the second youngest out of six children. His father was a doctor and he came from a long line of doctors. Tragically, when he was only 8 years old his mother died. These were hard times for him, because he loved his mother very much and he was only a kid. Eventually, he got over it.

We both did very well in school and we were both college bound. When we were only 16 were both decided to attend Edinburgh University, his brother Erasmus also attend the same university. Two years later, we went separate ways. He became a student at Christ’s College in Cambridge and I stayed at Edinburgh University. His father wanted him to follow in his footsteps and study to become a doctor. This would not be possible because the sheer sight of blood make Darwin very queasy . My best friend was more interested in studying natural history. I saw this coming because even at an early age, he would like to observe animals and their relation to humans. He later told me that while he attended Christ’s College, his mentor was John Stevens, who was a botany professor at the college. When he graduate in 1831, he was recommended a naturalist position on the HMS Beagle. For my bestfriend, this would be the greatest opportunity he could possibly get. This voyage was what made all the discoveries he made and all his hard work possible. On December 27, 1831, the HMS Beagle was on its ways around the world with my best friend Darwin on...
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