Birthday of Scientist Charles Darwin



12 February 1809

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was a British naturalist, best known for founding the scientific theory of evolution by natural selection. During a five-year voyage with the HMS Beagle he was able to establish himself as a respected scientist. The evidence he gathered during this voyage - for example, at the Galapagos Islands - helped him establish his theory of evolution. He published his results in his popular book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859.

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    Michael Faraday (1791-1867) lecturing at the Royal Institution. In the front row of the audience, from left to right, are Tyndall, Huxley, Wheatstone, Crookes, Darwin, Daniels and Frankland. This is a replica of a panel on the entrance doors of the Imperial Chemical House Millbank, London.

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    Ushuaia is the world's most southerly town,nearest to Antarctica.The former penal settlement lies on the northern shore of the Beagle Channel,named after the ship in which Charles Darwin sailed the Channel in 1832.

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    Lighthouse on an island in the Beagle Channel, the narrow sea-passage the Fireland,Tierra del Fuego. The Channel is named after the ship in which Darwin sailed during his first expedition.

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    A penguin-colony on an island in the Beagle Channel, the narrow sea-passage that cuts through Fireland. The Channel is named after the ship in which Darwin sailed during his first expedition.

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    A penguin-colony on an island in the Beagle Channel, the narrow sea-passage that cuts through Fireland. The Channel is named after the ship in which Darwin sailed during his first expedition.

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    A penguin-colony on an island in the Beagle Channel, the narrow sea-passage that cuts through Fireland. The Channel is named after the ship in which Darwin sailed during his first expedition.

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    A colony of sealions on an island in the Beagle Channel,the narrow sea-passage that cuts through Fireland.The Channel is named after the ship on which Darwin sailed during his first expedition.

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    A colony of sealions on an island in the Beagle Channel,the narrow sea-passage that cuts through Fireland.The Channel is named after the ship in which Darwin sailed during his first expedition.

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    A penguin-colony on an island in the Beagle Channel, the narrow sea-passage that cuts through Fireland. The Channel is named after the ship on which Darwin sailed during his first expedition.

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    The Beagle in Ponsonby Sound, 1836. As the artist who accompanied Charles Darwin for a time aboard the HMS Beagle, Conrad Martens recorded firsthand many of the places and sights encountered on the ship's voyage of discovery. Charles Darwin commissioned this watercolour of Jemmy Button waving farewell to the Beagle. Four native Fuegians of the Yaghan (or Yamana) tribe from islands around Tierra del Fuego, in modern Chile and Argentina, including "Jemmy Button" (Orundellico), were brought to England by Captain Robert FitzRoy on the first voyage of the Beagle in 1830. They were taken to meet the King and Queen in London and were to an extent celebrities. The surviving three returned to Tierra del Fuego aboard the Beagle with Charles Darwin, who made extensive notes about his visit to the islands.

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    Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist and evolutionary scientist. His 1859 book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" (usually abbreviated to "The Origin of Species") established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. Watercolour, 1840.

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    Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist and evolutionary scientist, working in his study room. His 1859 book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" (usually abbreviated to "The Origin of Species") established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. Canvas, 1858.

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    Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) was a British naturalist, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. Wallace's independent proposal of a theory of evolution by natural selection prompted Charles Darwin to reveal his own more developed and researched, but unpublished, theory sooner than he had intended.

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