Famous Scientist

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  • Topic: Charles Darwin, Tierra del Fuego, HMS Beagle
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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. He attended Shrewsbury Grammar School which concentrated on classic language. At the age of sixteen, his father removed him and moved him to Cambridge where he met John Steven Henslow who helped him interest in nature. It was Henslow who got Darwin the position of naturalist on the boat "The Beagle." Right after Dawins graduation the government send the HMS Beagles to complete an unfinished survey of Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego to help map out the shores of Chile and Peru which would last up to two years.

Darwin volunteered without any salary and offered to pay his own expenses on the condition that he was allowed to keep all the plants and animals he collected. During the journey he noted that in the different environments that he visited changes occurred in the same species that helped them to adapt to their surroundings. It was as a result of these observations of other naturalists and geologists that Darwin began to formulate his theory of evolution known as "Natural Selectney. In his return, he was convinced that the earth was extremely old and its evolution was the result of many small changes.

The reason why i picked Charles Darwin was because he was a real genius. Thanks to him the whole world knows the "Theory Of Evolution." Also because even though everyone ecxpected him to follow his fathers footsteps and become a well known doctor he decided to follow his calling which was to learn about nature.
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