Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England. In 1831, Darwin convinced Captain Robert FitzRoy to let him join him aboard the H. M. S. Beagle as the ships naturalist. They first settled off from England in 1831 for a five year voyage, Charles Darwin had an ambition for scientific research. After exploring the coast of South America, the ship stopped over in the Galapagos Islands. On September 15, 1835 the Beagle arrived at the Galapagos Islands.
During his visit to the Galapagos Island Darwin noticed that the creatures were similar from island to island, but they perfectly …show more content…
Darwin was heavily contradicted because his idea didn’t support the depiction of creation that was given in the bible. He states that natural selection works automatically, that it leaves little or no room for the teachings that are in the bible. He reasoned that species produce way too many offspring for all of them to survive and therefore that’s why those with favorable variations are selected to survive, which is what natural selection is.
His theory immediately became a constant target of religious or anti-scientific attacks. However Darwin at first didn’t apply his theory to humans because he knew that his challenge to the biblical teachings would cause stress to family and friends, and also his religious wife.
Darwin’s theory wasn’t accepted overnight. He encountered many objections from many scientist that doubted his idea of “evolution “. It took years for biologist to fully come to terms with natural selection as a cause of evolution.
Darwin’s voyage was the foundation of many theories. All of his theories and ideas are recorded in the Journal of Researches which was published in …show more content…
He suffered a severe heart attack, after having had suffered a few heart attacks in the prior years. Darwin also had stomach problems and often had intense nausea, both symptoms related to heart problems.
Many people don’t understand why Darwin is still one of the most talked about scientist. Is it because of his theories, and his discoveries? The power he had to observe, his interest in all aspects of the natural world, the ability he had to reason, and his approach to study are just some of the reasons why we still talk about him today. I bet there are plenty more reasons why we still hear Darwin’s name when the subject of Natural Selection or the Theory of Evolution come to place, but we won’t ever know them all.
A personal question that I still have till this day is, why Galapagos? Why did Darwin focus so much on this island, was there something unique in the Galapagos Island that no other place had? What was it in the Galapagos Island that caught the attention of Charles Darwin? Darwin had only been In the Galapagos for 5 weeks, yet his experience their made a huge importance in the development of scientific thinking. His research and discoveries in the Galapagos Island changed the world of natural science