Charles Darwin’s Life
Parvin Ramroop Ms. Flynn 12-28-12 810
Charles Darwin was a British scientist who laid the foundations of the theory of evolution and transformed the way we think about the natural world. His ideas and observations paved a road for new ideas and a new window of opportunity. He is one of the fathers of sicence.He made many discoveries in the Galapagos island animals like the finch. Charles Robert Darwin was born on 12 February 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire into a wealthy and well-connected family. The journey begins:
Darwin himself initially planned to follow a medical career, and studied at Edinburgh University but later switched to divinity at Cambridge. In 1831, he joined a five year scientific expedition on the survey ship HMS Beagle. At this time, most Europeans believed that the world was created by God in seven days as described in the bible. On the voyage, Darwin read Lyell's 'Principles of Geology' which suggested that the fossils found in rocks were actually evidence of animals that had lived many thousands or millions of years ago. Lyell's argument was reinforced in Darwin's own mind by the rich variety of animal. His ideas came in the Galapagos Islands, 500 miles west of South America. Darwin noticed that each island supported its own form of finch which were closely related but differed in important ways. In each island, Charles relished that each island had its own finch with their own unique adaptation. On the bagel Charles had a conflict on where to go, Charles wanted to go exploring but the captain wanted to stay on corse.eventuley the captain won. In the journey:
During Charles Darwin exploration in the Galapagos, he made many different discoveries. He learned that on each island had its own finch with me unique...
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