Charles Darwin was one of the most influential figures in science history that changed the worlds view on some of the most controversial topics. Darwin’s discoveries and ideas about the origin of man and natural selection were so advanced for his time period and continue today to be a major aspect in the scientific community. His contributions to modern science inspire me to major in biology and learn more about the natural world. Education is the most important accomplishment and I continue to progressively develop essential skills for college and the real world. Researching Darwin’s story motivates me to become successful and achieve my goals in life.
On February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin was born to father, Robert Darwin and mother, Josiah Wedgwood in Shrewsbury, England (Farr). Charles idolized his father wanted to make him proud because he admired his career as a successful physician. At an early age, Charles developed a passion for collecting shells and insects, fishing, bird watching and hunting, which also continued into college ("Charles Darwin." Scientists). Darwin’s hobbies laid foundation for his work later in life. While Charles was growing up, Robert Darwin viewed his son as a failure. He believed he would grow up to be disappointment to the family as an idle sportsman. “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family," Dr. Darwin declared. Robert made him begin medical studies 2 years early at age 16 to prevent him from becoming a sportsman. Charles attended Medical School at Edinburgh University in Scotland to become a doctor to please his father. Unfortunately, after observing two surgeries, he almost passed out because he hated blood (Stefoff). Charles’ he realized was not capable of practicing medicine, so his father had him enter the clergy at Christ's College in Cambridge. This is where Darwin discovered his passion and changed...