Charles Darwin: The Father of Evolution

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Theory of Evolution

The English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin is widely known for his Theory of Evolution. He changed the way people think about life on Earth. Image source: pbs.twimg.com

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Theory of Evolution
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Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln

Charles Darwin was born on 12th February 1809 in England. Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day. Image source: public.media.smithsonianmag.com

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Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln
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Science and Nature

Darwin’s father was a doctor and wanted him to follow in his footsteps. However, Darwin hated the sight of blood and thus left the University of Edinburg. He was very passionate about science and nature. Image source: wordpress.com

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Science and Nature
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Darwin loved collecting stones

As a child, Charles Darwin loved collecting stones, plants and other natural stuff which interested him. Image source: 2.bp.blogspot.com

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Darwin loved collecting stones
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On the Origin of Species

In 1859, he wrote the book On the Origin of Species. The book did create a stir. Initially, people were even upset on the new idea of evolution. Eventually, Darwin got a lot of appreciation for his theory. He waited for about 20 years to finally publish his Theory of Evolution. Image source: www3.vitrola.com.br

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On the Origin of Species
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British 10-pound note

A portrait of Darwin appears on the British 10-pound note. Image source: api.ning.com

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British 10-pound note
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