Its My Life On Charles Darwin

Its My Life On Charles Darwin - An English man from the...

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An English man from the 19th century who dedicated his whole life to science, Charles Darwin was the first publish a book on the scientific theory of human evolution. His famous book, On the Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection , published in 1859, proved the theory about how all of the different species came into the world through evolution, or over all slow adaptations to their surroundings over a very long time period. This book proposed many questions to ask. How did we get to the state we are at now as human beings, from cavemen nearly 2.5 million years ago (Carl, 260)? When Darwin began his research there were not even recognized fossils of ancient humans or animals. He began pondered these ideas of evolution and put them in a journal and he would dare not to let anyone else seem them (Carl 260). Today if Darwin was never born, would we even know where we came from? Could a family tree be created back to the beginning of time? The importance of Charles Darwin’s research is pertinent to our everyday lives. Research goes on each and every day with regards to Darwin’s theories; without his ideas, human life as we know it could have gone on with no immediate answers to how we came about. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809; he was one of six (Wikipedia). At a young age his mother died and that is when he began to shut himself away from the rest of his family (Wikipedia). Darwin’s father did not like the path his son was going down when he was younger. His father did not believe that science, per say, was a good enough job for the boy he had raised. Charles’ father once said to him “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat- catching and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family,” (Burnie, 14). From this point on in his life Darwin vowed to prove his father wrong. He became very enthralled with his studies. He worked as an apprentice to a doctor and went to the University to study medicine (Wikipedia). He soon began to realize that he did not like to operate on people and that is when
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he received his calling and began to study natural history along side of John Henslow. After many years of study Darwin decided that he would not sit back and just let his life pass him by. He wanted to set off on a voyage that would soon lead to a chain reaction of many others and change the lives of human beings as we know it. At first Darwin’s father did not agree with this trip at all. He thought that it was an absurd waste of time and that it would get Darwin no where in life (Nardo, 51). Yet after many heated discussions with his family Darwin’s father finally agreed to let his son go (Nardo, 51). After spending many months at sea Charles Darwin stumbled on a lot of very important information, he noticed changes in species and animal lifestyles better than any other scientist of his time. He studied finches, lizards, gorillas, and
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