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Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin

Your ground-breaking work has a revolutionary impact on our understanding of the world. You are not afraid to swim against the current or set sail to unknown places. Even your own personal beliefs are open to debate. In the end, your thorough research and erudite style say it all.

Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) was an English self-taught naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.

His observations made Darwin question dominant theory as well as his personal religious believes. A large part of his live was dedicated to researching and classifying the items he found on his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle. This resulted in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species.

These and other publications lead to not only a scientific revolution, but also had their impact on society, philosophy, and religion. Still during Darwin’s live the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. This changed the perception of man from a supernatural being to an animal and part of nature.

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