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  Charles Darwin - MSN Encarta
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British scientist, who laid the foundation of modern evolutionary theory with his concept of the development of all forms of life through the slow-working process of natural selection.
Darwin’s theory was first announced in 1858 in a paper presented at the same time as one by Alfred Russel Wallace, a young naturalist who had come independently to the theory of natural selection.
Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is essentially that, because of the food-supply problem described by Malthus, the young born to any species intensely compete for survival.
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  Charles Darwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809 at his family home, the Mount House.
Darwin preferred the respectability of his friends the Cambridge Dons, even though his ideas were pushing beyond their belief that natural history must justify religion and social order.
Charles Darwin recounted in his biography of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin how false stories were circulated claiming that Erasmus had called for Jesus on his deathbed.
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 Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin was born on Feb. 12, 1809, The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Eng.
Darwin was an English naturalist renowned for his documentation of evolution and for his theory of its operation, known as Darwinism.
Darwin was the son of Robert Waring Darwin, who had one of the largest medical practices outside of London, and the grandson of the physician Erasmus Darwin, the author of Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life, and of the artisan-entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood.
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 Charles Darwin - Biography and Works
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was a British naturalist, who revolutionized the science of biology by his demonstration of evolution by natural selection.
Darwin was born in Shrewsbury on 12 February 1809.
Although Darwin never coined the term "survival of the fittest," the impact of his research and writing have obvious influence in the notion that all species moved forward on the backs of the "fittest." In other words, through natural selection our ancestors have passed forward the more favorable genes/traits for us to live successfully.
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 A brief biography of Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Darwin had the opportunity to witness all of these forces himself during the Beagle voyage and he became convinced that something like Lyell's method was correct.
Darwin, deeply studied in the sciences of his time, yet living somewhat removed from his colleagues as a closet theorist, was able to think in new ways and to conceive of worlds quite unimaginable to his orthodox friends.
Darwin was not an atheist, but a deist; that is he believed that some creating intelligence had designed the universe and set up natural laws according to which all of nature was unwaveringly governed.
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 The Scientists: Charles Darwin.
Darwin's "evolutionary and comprehensive vision" is a monistic one, it shows that our universe is a "unitary and continuous process," there does not exist a "dualistic split," and that all phenomena are natural.
Darwin and Wallace jointly presented their theories to a learned society in London on July 1st, 1858 and both papers were published by the society shortly thereafter.
Darwin was not a conversationalist and he only very rarely appeared in public to defend his theories himself; he was fully represented by Thomas H. Huxley, "Darwin's Bulldog." It is interesting to note what Thomas H. Huxley said about his topic when confronted with the opposition in the form of Bishop Wilberforce of Oxford.
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 The major works of Charles Darwin
In it Darwin brings together many convincing kinds of evidence and arguments to show that living things change over time and that they are related to one another genealogically.
This is the unpublished diary Darwin kept on the Beagle and later used to write Voyage of the Beagle.
Darwin's list of all the things he would need to take with him on holiday, all the way down to his tooth brush.
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 Darwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Darwin (1809–1882), renowned naturalist and thinker associated with the theory of Natural Selection
The word "Darwin", when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language, many of which are associated with the pre-eminent naturalist Charles Darwin who became famous as a result of his theory of the evolution of The Origin of Species via natural selection.
Darwin (volcano)*, a volcano on the Galápagos Islands
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 Charles Darwin
Darwin had good reasons to doubt the view that fossils were relics of Noah's Flood and in Cambridge he had participated in discussions about the "transmutations" of species.
Darwin's youngest son had contracted scarlet fever and died; he was buried on the day of the meeting.
Darwin himself once said: "Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a more perfect creature than he is now, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress.
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 Darwin -- Short Bio
Darwin, of shy and retiring tempement, and plagued by poor health, did not seek out conflict or controversy, and demurred when occasions arose to discuss or debate his views in public.
After Darwin had written down his ideas in his long paper of 1844 he was stricken with bouts of bad health and several tragedies in his personal life.
Darwin was deeply affected by the death of his older brother Erasmus ("Ras") in August 1881, and it is conjectured that his grief may have exacerbated the seriousness of his own poor health.
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 Charles Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Charles Darwin, a naturalist, developed the theory of natural selection.
Darwin was the first of the evolutionary biologists.
Charles Darwin lived with his wife and children at their home on Downe, England.
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 Rocky Road: Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin's grandfather was Erasmus Darwin, the scientist, poet, inventor, doctor and polymath.
Charles Darwin is a household name because he proposed a viable mechanism for evolution, namely natural selection.
From Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott
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 Charles Darwin | British Naturalist
Darwin's theory of evolutionary selection holds that variation within species occurs randomly and that the survival or extinction of each organism is determined by that organism's ability to adapt to its environment.
Darwin was a reserved, thorough, hard working scholar who concerned himself with the feelings and emotions not only of his family, but friends and peers as well.
Charles Darwin's chronicle of his amazing journey aboard the Beagle where he made observations that led to his revolutionary theory of natural selection.
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 AboutDarwin.com - Who was Darwin
Darwin was introduced to Sedgwick by Henslow during his third year at Cambridge after Darwin expressed an interest in exploring the Canary Islands.
Darwin's relation to his wife, Emma, was a very special one, for it was with her that Darwin found his happiness.
Charles Darwin was baptized on November 17, 1809 at St. Chad's church in Shrewsbury, and his mother, Suzsanna, took him to services at the Unitarian church in High Street.
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 URBANOWICZ ON DARWIN/September 1996
Charles Darwin was an extremely important individual for a variety of reasons: the data he collected, the experiments he conducted, and the theories he proposed influenced a variety of disciplines, from anthropology to zoology as well as ecology, geology, and the general social sciences.
Charles Darwin first grew a beard, as was the custom, when he was on board HMS Beagle on her circumnavigation of the globe in 1831-1836 but he shaved the beard before returning to England.
Robert Darwin had the distinction of being the largest man that Charles Darwin ever observed: Robert Darwin was some six feet two inches in height, with a tremendous girth, and the last time he weighed himself he was at some 360 pounds (or 24 stone in the measurement system of the day).
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 Charles Darwin | British Naturalist
Darwin's theory of evolutionary selection holds that variation within species occurs randomly and that the survival or extinction of each organism is determined by that organism's ability to adapt to its environment.
Darwin was a reserved, thorough, hard working scholar who concerned himself with the feelings and emotions not only of his family, but friends and peers as well.
Charles Darwin's chronicle of his amazing journey aboard the Beagle where he made observations that led to his revolutionary theory of natural selection.
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 Human Intelligence: Charles Darwin
Darwin devoted several pages of his autobiography to a discussion of his family and their respective contributions to his education.
Darwin suggested that although a monkey would have learned the same thing after only one trial, the important fact is that both creatures share the same ability to learn from experience.
Darwin, C. The origin of species by means of natural selection; or, the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.
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 The My Hero Project - Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin did not come up with the idea of evolution, he was merely the first to come up with an explanation for how evolution worked that explained what he and other biologists saw in the world.
A contemporary of Charles Darwin's grandfather, naturalist Erasmus Darwin.
Charles Darwin is the father of modern biology.
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 Charles Darwin Has a Posse -- stickers in support of evolution
These stickers are being introduced to spread awareness and appreciation of Charles Darwin, whose theory of natural selection provided a simple, non-supernatural explanation for how life evolves.
And if you're totally hot, please consider sportin' a temporary Darwin tattoo at the beach or the gym for the educational benefit of lustful gawkers.
If you want to become an official Friend of Charles Darwin (FCD), pop over to http://darwin.gruts.com/ and they'd be happy to induct you.
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 Darwin, Charles Robert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Shrewsbury; grandson of Erasmus Darwin and of Josiah Wedgwood.
This started Darwin on a career of accumulating and assimilating data that resulted in the formulation of his concept of evolution.
In 1859, Darwin set forth the structure of his theory and massive support for it in the superbly organized Origin of Species, supplemented and elaborated in his many later books, notably The Descent of Man (1871).
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 AboutDarwin.com - Home Page
Perhaps you have heard that Charles Darwin was buried next to Sir Isaac Newton.
NB - Darwin scholars will be most pleased to discover that Emma's handwriting is far more legible than that of her husband, Charles.
The "Darwin Correspondence Project", in Cambridge England, has placed online every letter written by and to Charles Darwin for the years 1837 and 1859.
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 Galapagos Islands Research Station in the Galapagos Islands, Marine Conservation,Marine Research,invertebrates ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Charles Darwin Research Station on land in the community under the sea
The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands.
The logo is a trademark of The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, registered in Ecuador and other countries.
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 The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
It contains Darwin's complete publications, many handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue.
The majority is online here for the first time such as the 1st editions of Voyage of the Beagle, Descent of Man, Zoology of the Beagle, all editions of Origin of species (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th) and complete autobiography.
There are newly transcribed manuscripts such as Darwin's Beagle diary and field notebooks, pocket diary, and images of his theoretical notebooks.
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 The writings of Charles Darwin on the web
Most Darwin texts on the internet exclude essential bibliographical information such as edition, publisher, place of publication, etc. Page numbers are nowhere to be seen.
Ultimately it will provide transcriptions and page images of every edition of Darwin's works during his lifetime, and all of his extant manuscripts (excluding only correspondence which is already being published by the Darwin Correspondence Project) and many useful associated materials such as reviews of Darwin's works, obituaries and so forth.
The materials provided on this website may be freely cited and distributed to classes but reposting on other websites, publishing, or other reproductions, whole or in part, are subject to the written permission of John van Wyhe.
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