Author's Bio (see also Wikipedia)
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was a pioneering British scientist whose work helped bring about the field of biology as it exists today. Darwin enjoyed a comfortable childhood and became an apprentice doctor under his successful father, beginning medical school as a young man. However, he found himself more interested in scientific research being conducted on the natural world, and in the 1830s, Darwin signed onto the crew of the HMS Beagle, a research ship bound for South America. After five years at sea, observing fossils and existing species in South America, Darwin began to assemble notes and theories at home in England. Over the course of several years, he collaborated with other scientists and presented his findings to the British scientific community, culminating in his most famous work, On the Origin of Species. Introducing the concepts of evolution and natural selection in his book, Darwin became the center of a debate between scientific and religious thought on creation and natural order that continues today. In addition to On the Origin of Species, Darwin also published several key scientific works, among them his Journal and Remarks on the voyage of the Beagle, and The Descent of Man.
Discussions about Charles Darwin
No Topic found.