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  CHARLES DARWIN - LoveToKnow Article on CHARLES DARWIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Darwin considered that his own success was chiefly due to the love of science, unbounded patience in long reflecting over any subject, industry in observing and collecting facts, and a fair share of invention as well as of common sense (l.c.
Charles Darwins long life of patient, continuous work, the most fruitful, the most inspiring, in the annals of modern science, came to an end on the I9th of April 1882.
Charles Darwin was, as a young man, a believer in Christianity, and was sent to Cambridge with the idea that he would take orders.
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 Charles Robert Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Darwin's job as naturalist aboard the Beagle gave him the opportunity to observe the various geological formations found on different continents and islands along the way, as well as a huge variety of fossils and living organisms.
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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 Darwin, Charles Robert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
1961); A. Moorehead, Darwin and the Beagle (1969, rev. ed.
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 The Scientists: Charles Darwin.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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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 Darwin, Charles Robert
Charles Robert Darwin spent the rest of his life studying the results of that expedition, and formulating his theory of the evolutionary process.
Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, the grandson of Erasmus Darwin, and studied medicine at Edinburgh and theology at Cambridge.
Darwin's view was that when females or males choose to mate they are applying a form of natural selection that would result in evolution.
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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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 ipedia.com: Charles Darwin Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Charles Robert Darwin, F.R.S (February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882) was a revolutionary English naturalist who laid the foundation for both the modern theory of evolution and the principle of common descent by proposing natural selection as a mechanism.
After Darwin finished his studies, Henslow recommended him for the position of naturalist and gentleman's companion to Robert Fitzroy, the captain of the HMS Beagle, which was departing on a five-year expedition to chart the coastline of South America.
Charles Darwin himself did not actively defend his theories; he was constantly in ill health, and Huxley was skilled enough to handle the situation for him.
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 Obituary (1888)
Darwin, again, was the third son of Erasmus Darwin, also a physician of great repute, who shared the intimacy of Watt and Priestley, and was widely known as the author of "Zoonomia," and other voluminous poetical and prose works which had a great vogue in the latter half of the eighteenth century.
Charles Darwin found the proposal agreeable, none the less, probably, that a good deal of natural history [264] and a little shooting were by no means held, at that time, to be incompatible with the conscientious performance of the duties of a country clergyman.
Darwin had not even a cabin to himself; while, in addition to the hindrances and interruptions incidental to sea-life, which can be appreciated only by those who have had experience of them, sea-sickness came on whenever the little ship was "lively"; and, considering the circumstances of the cruise, that must have been her normal state.
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 Charles Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was an an English naturalist whose theory of evolution is one of the greatest contributions ever made to science.
Darwin was born in Shrewsbury and his father was a physician.
Darwin took Wallace's manuscript to a friend, Sir Charles Lyell, who decided that both Wallace's and Darwin's ideas should be presented at the same time.
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 Charles Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Darwin was born February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England.
In December, 1831, Darwin departed as an unpaid naturalist on a five-year scientific expedition,aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, where he explored and surveyed the Pacific coasts and off-shore islands of South America.
Darwin's research resulting from this voyage formed the basis of his famous book, Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or Preservation of Favoured Races in the struggle for Life.
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 Charles Darwin Biography - A Complete Biography on Charles Robert Darwin
DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT (1809—1882), English naturalist, author of the Origin of Species, was born at Shrewsbury on the 12th of February 1809.
Darwin considered that his own success was chiefly due to “the love of science, unbounded patience in long reflecting over any subject, industry in observing and collecting facts, and a fair share of invention as well as of common sense “ (l.c.
Charles Darwin was honoured by the chief societies of the civilized world.
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 Charles Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shewsbury England.
Charles was the second son and the fifth of six children.
Darwin's research showed that species can be modified for different ends, our that species adapt to their living environment to stay alive.
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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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 The genealogical tree of Charles Robert Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England.
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.
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 Darwin | Charles Robert | 1809-1882 | naturalist
Charles Robert Darwin was born on 9 February, 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Darwin's five years aboard that ship, exploring the Pacific coast of South America, shaped his critical sense that species were a natural record of change, not stasis.
Darwin was exposed to geology in Edinburgh by Robert Jameson (1774-1854), geologist and professor of natural history, and at Cambridge by Adam Sedgwick (1854-1913), zoologist.
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 AboutDarwin.com - Darwin's Timeline
Charles Robert Darwin was born at The Mount in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.
Darwin enjoyed chemistry a great deal and it was during this time that he learned the basic principles of scientific experimentation.
It is ironic to think that at this time his father castigated Darwin for his idleness, claiming that if he carried on this way he would end up being a disgrace to himself and his family.
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 Westminster Abbey - The Library and Archives - People Buried or Commemorated - Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury on 12 February 1809, son of Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848) and Susannah, daughter of Josiah Wedgwood.
The chief mourners then followed the coffin into the north aisle of the Nave where Darwin was buried next to the eminent scientist Sir John Herschel, and a few feet away from Sir Isaac Newton.
A bronze memorial, with a life-sized relief bust, was erected by his family in the north choir aisle, near to the grave, in 1888.
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 Essay Galaxy - Life of Charles Robert Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin was born February 12, 1809.
Charles’ father Robert was the town doctor, and was both liked and respected by his patients.
Charles’ mother Susannah Darwin was the daughter of Josiah Wedgwood.
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 History of Horticulture - Darwin, Charles Robert 1809-1882
harles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, the grandson of Erasmus Darwin.
Darwin was educated at Shrewsbury school under Samuel Butler and in 1825 he entered Endinburgh University to prepare for the medical profession.
The result of this would be the formation of a new species." Since Darwin presented a scientifically sound explanation of how evolution took place "few from miraculous intervention or unfounded favory he succeeded where Lamarck had failed in making the fact of evolution acceptable" (Encyclopedia Brittanica).
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 Amazon.com: Books: Charles Darwin: Voyaging   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The centerpiece of this vivid portrait of Darwin, the first volume of a two-volume biography, is an account of his five-year expedition on the Beagle (1831-36), which transformed a seasick, Cambridge-educated science apprentice into a keen observer of nature and amateur geologist.
We glimpse many facets of Darwin: the failed medical student; the laid-back undergraduate; the impassioned abolitionist; the explorer roping cattle with gauchos on the Argentine pampas; the chronically ill country squire, the patriarchal husband and reluctant atheist whose devout Anglican wife, Emma, disapproved of his theory of human origins.
Darwin was a man of his times and of a certain station, and held certain prejudices that the author doesn't hesitate to point out - such as his not wholly humanitarian attitudes about slavery.
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Social Darwinism is the application of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to the field of social relations.
Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Social Darwinism provided a powerful defense for the status quo, but toward the end of the century its influence on domestic policy waned as dissatisfaction with the effects of unlimited economic and social laissez-faire began to spread through American society.
Social Darwinism was rarely cited after about 1914, but it had helped shape the pattern of American thought, and its influence is still recognizable, even today.
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 Darwin Day Celebration
Darwin's 200th Birthday will occur on February 12, 2009; it will also be the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his famous book On The Origin of Species.
Clearly, Darwin himself has become an internationally acclaimed figure, whose influence on progressive modern thought continues to be both profound and pervasive (Ernst Mayr, Darwin's Influence on Modern Thought, Scientific American, July 2000).
Therefore, we conclude that Charles Darwin is a worthy symbol on which to focus, in order to build a Global Celebration of Science and Humanity that is intended to promote a common bond between all people of the earth.
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 Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)
Charles Robert Darwin was born on 12 February,1809 fifth of six children of Robert Waring Darwin and Susannah,daughter of Josiah Wedgwood.
His literal correspondence from this period until his death has been published as The Correspondence of Charles Darwin,which consists of many personal correspondence to his family,friends,and his fellow scientists.
Sir Francis Galton, CD's cousin was equally interested in biology, however unlike CD went on to study more obscure field of the subject, Hereditary and Intelligence.The term,Eugenics was coined by him for new science for improvement of the inborn qualities.
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 Charles Robert Darwin. 1909-14. Origin of Species. Vol. 11. The Harvard Classics: Bibliographic Record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809–1882.
The origin of species, by Charles Robert Darwin.
The Harvard classics, edited by Charles W. Eliot.
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 Charles Darwin --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Charles Darwin, carbon-print photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868.
in full Charles Robert Darwin English naturalist whose theory of evolution by natural selection became the foundation of modern evolutionary studies.
An affable country gentleman, Darwin at first shocked religious Victorian society by suggesting that animals and humans shared a common ancestry.
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