Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS (//; 12 Februar 1809 – 19 Apryle 1882) wis an Inglis naituralist, geologist an biologist, best kent for his contrributions tae the science o evolution.[I] His proposeetion that aw speshies o life hae descendit ower time frae common ancestors is nou widely acceptit, an conseedert a foondational concept in science. In a jynt publication wi Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scienteefic theory that this branchin paitern o evolution resultit frae a process that he cried naitural selection, in that the struggle for exeestence haes a seemilar effect tae the artifeecial selection involved in selective breedin.
FRS FRGS FLS FZS
Charles Robert Darwin|
12 Februar 1809
The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Ingland
19 Apryle 1882 (aged 73)|
Down House, Downe, Kent, Ingland
The Voyage o the Beagle|
On the Oreegin o Species
The Strynd o Man
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Emma Wedgwood (m. 1839)|
|Fields||Naitural history, geology|
Geological Society o Lunnon
John Stevens Henslow|
Alexander von Humboldt
|Influenced||Hooker, Huxley, Romanes, Haeckel, Lubbock|
Darwin published his theory o evolution wi compellin evidence in his 1859 beuk On the Oreegin o Speshies, owercomin scienteefic rejection o earlier concepts o transmutation o species. Bi the 1870s, the scienteefic commonity an a majority o the eddicated public haed acceptit evolution as a fact. Houiver, mony favoured competin explanations an it wis nae till the emergence o the modren evolutionary synthesis frae the 1930s tae the 1950s that a braid consensus developit in that naitural selection wis the basic mechanism o evolution. Darwin's scienteefic diskivery is the unifyin theory o the life sciences, explainin the diversity o life.
Darwin's early interest in naitur led him tae neglect his medical education at the Varsity o Edinburgh; insteid, he helped tae investigate marine invertebrates. Studies at the Varsity o Cambridge (Christ's College) encouraged his passion for naitural science. His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist that's observations an theories supportit Charles Lyell's uniformitarian ideas, an publication o his jurnal o the voyage made him famous as a popular author.
Puzzled bi the geografical distribution o wildlife an fossils he collectit on the voyage, Darwin begoud detailed investigations, an in 1838 conceived his theory o naitural selection. Awtho he discussed his ideas wi several naituralists, he needit time for extensive resairch an his geological wark haed priority. He wis writin up his theory in 1858 whan Alfred Russel Wallace sent him an essay that descrived the same idea, promptin immediate jynt publication o baith o thair theories. Darwin's wark established evolutionary strynd wi modification as the dominant scienteefic explanation o diversification in naitur. In 1871 he examined human evolution an sexual selection in The Strynd o Man, an Selection in Relation tae Sex, follaed bi The Expression o the Emotions in Man an Ainimals (1872). His resairch on plants wis published in a series o beuks, an in his final beuk, The Formation o Vegetable Mould, throu the Actions o Wirms (1881), he examined yirdwirms an thair effect on sile.
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In The Origin, Darwin provided an alternative hypothesis for the development, diversification, and design of life. Much of that book presents evidence that not only supports evolution, but at the same time refutes creationism. In Darwin's day, the evidence for his theories was compelling, but not completely decisive.
- Glass, Bentley (1959). Forerunners of Darwin. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. iv. ISBN 0-8018-0222-9.
Darwin's solution is a magnificent synthesis of evidence...a synthesis...compelling in honesty and comprehensiveness
- van Wyhe 2008
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- As Darwinian scholar Joseph Carroll of the University of Missouri–St. Louis puts it in his introduction to a modern reprint of Darwin's work: "The Origin of Species has special claims on our attention. It is one of the two or three most significant works of all time—one of those works that fundamentally and permanently alter our vision of the world...It is argued with a singularly rigorous consistency but it is also eloquent, imaginatively evocative, and rhetorically compelling." Carroll, Joseph, ed. (2003). On the origin of species by means of natural selection. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview. p. 15. ISBN 1-55111-337-6.
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- van Wyhe 2007, pp. 184, 187
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- Freeman 1977
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Leff 2000, Darwin's Burial
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