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Maram Tai-Elkarim 10-19-15
Period 4-5 (A) Biology Honors

Charles Darwin
English naturalist and geologist
Born- February 12, 1809
Death- April 19, 1882

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
What did Darwin do?
Charles Darwin discovered so many things as a scientist and naturalist. However, as an author, he made great impact on science and the way we think about our world. He developed and proposed a theory about evolution. His theory has had great, significant effects on science and the way we understand life today.

What was Darwin's major contribution to the theory of evolution?
Darwin’s major contribution to the theory of evolution was the mechanism of natural selection. It states “evolutionary change comes through the production of variation in each generation and differential survival of individuals with different combinations of these variable characters”.

Who were some people that inspired Charles Darwin?
Thomas Malthus wrote essays about populations and carrying capacities for the environment. Malthus was an economist and his ideas about overpopulation, disease, and the struggle to survive influenced Darwin. Another one was Charles Lyell he was a geologist who came up with the idea of uniformitarianism (the theory that changes in the earth's crust during geological history have resulted from the action of continuous and uniform processes). Lyell was the first geologist to come up with an estimate of the great age of the earth, based on the processes of erosion. He also wrote the principles of biology.

Who also contributed to the evolution theory besides Darwin?
Alfred Russel Wallace, contributed to the evolution beside Darwin himself.

When was “on the origin of species by means of natural selection” published?
It was published on November 24, 1859

Where did Darwin finish BA?
Darwin finished BA at Cambridge.

Why did Charles Darwin write the origin of...

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