Charles Darwin : The Theory Of Evolution By Natural Selection

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Charles Darwin: The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection Charles Darwin is known for his contribution to the theory of evolution. But before he was a naturalist, he was just a Charles Darwin, one of the six siblings. He was born on 12th of February 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropsire, England (Myint, 2016). Darwin came from a rich family and he wanted to be the same as his father and grandfather. And because of that, he secured a place at Edinburgh University to practice medicine. However, Darwin was not a good one. He was not able to take the brutal procedure and operation since it was the time where there were still no anesthetic. After that, he began to attend Cambridge to study Divinity (BBC, n.d). The idea of evolution is not originally from Charles Darwin; it was already an idea even before he was born. When he was still in Edinburgh University, he was exposed to the idea of evolution by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (Than, 2015). According to him, organisms change through their life to adapt to the environment and pass those newly acquired traits to their offspring. Scientists have now proven that Lamarck have provided some wrong details in his studies (Than, 2015; “Darwin and Natural Selection,” n.d). When he was in Cambridge, he was leading more towards biology and geology more than he was on a priestly career. One of the tutors there suggested that he should come to the biology trip around the world; it lasted for nearly five years. In this expedition, they made a stop…

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