The story of Charles Darwin

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The story of Charles Darwin's life is largely the story of how he discovered and found  evidence for his theory of  natural selection . Darwin's life fits a pattern that was typical for  his era in England. He came from a well-established family of doctors, businessmen,  and clergymen. He idled away his youth, eventually studying for the clergy at  Cambridge. He returned from a long sea voyage, married, and settled in a quiet  parsonage in the English countryside to nurse his health and work on science. His  involvement in the question of evolution, however, makes his life emblematic of the  ideological and cultural struggles going on around him. Evolution brought several  questions of deep religious and cultural significance to a head. Among the divisive  issues that evolution brought up were questions of how long the world had existed,  whether or not humans were animals, and whether God was continuously intervening in 
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