Natural Selection And The Theory Of Evolution Essay
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 adapted to their environments which led him to wonder the origin of the islands inhabitants.
The creatures that struck Darwin greatly were the finches that are now named in his honor. He later then supposed that these finches were all descendants from the same lineage. Years after exploration and research, in 1859, Darwin finally consolidated all of his observations into his famous book The Origin of Species, which drastically altered the scientific view on the biological origins of life. The Origin of Species explained, the mechanism that underlies evolutionary change. This book continues to transform our views of the world and continues to explode public controversy. The Origin of Species revolutionized the course of science.…