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Charles Darwin Was An English Naturalist And Geologist

Why not we should study and entangle our reader in discussing about an important legend, which we believe you must have heard his name, but you all be having a very little knowledge of his work, biography, and findings. Taking advantage of this website, we will give you some information about him that might give you some help in enhancing your knowledge in this regard. The name of this personality is Charles Darwin, considered to be an eminent English naturalist, and geologist. He is more famous for contribution of evaluation theory. There is no doubt his name is included among some critical thinker who had really impressed the whole century of his time.

Charles Darwin full name was Charles Robert Darwin; he was born some time back on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire into a wealthy and well-connected family. His maternal grandfather belonging to from china manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood, whereas his paternal grandfather was Erasmus Darwin, considered to be one of the leading intellectuals of 18th century England.

He himself had an initial planned of following a medical career, with start of studying at Edinburgh University but later on switched to divinity at Cambridge. Some time back in the vicinity of 1831, he had joined a five-year scientific expedition on the survey ship HMS Beagle.

At that time, mostly the people had a firm belief that the world was created by God in seven days as described and spelled out in the bible. It was noticed that on his voyage, he read Lyell’s ‘Principles of Geology which had suggested that the fossils found in rocks were actually confirmation of animals that had lived many thousands or millions of years ago. This was the basic point that made him to think further in these lines. Lyell’s logic was reinforced in Darwin’s own mind by the rich variety of animal life and the geological features he had seen during his voyage. He got through this idea during visit in the Galapagos Islands, seems to be 500 miles west of South America. He noticed that each island had supported its own form of finch which were closely related but differed in important ways.