Darwin, Charles (1809-82)

Darwin struck upon the theory of evolution. All things have slowly evolved over an unimaginable amount of time, into what they are today. This natural law is a process which Darwin called natural selection. This theory was supported by real evidence, meaning we no longer had to subscribe to the notion that every species had been created, by some unknown means, whole, and then, to have come through the ages unchanged.

See also: Evolution, Wallace, Alfred Russel.

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Weblinks:
Darwin200 A Natural History Museum site bringing together links and information for the celebration of Darwin.
AboutDarwin.com Celebrating the life of Charles Darwin.
Darwin The Genius of Evolution Links to programmes and further information about Charles Darwin.
BBC History of Charles Darwin BBC history page on Darwin.
Wallace Letters Online Explore this amazing collection of letters from one of the world′s most significant scientists British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.