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Take Thomas Huxley, an early disciple of Darwin who became convinced in the 1860s that the seabed was blanketed by a living protoplasmic slime that he dubbed Bathybius haeckelii.
What I discovered, even before entering graduate school, is that Darwin provided a perfectly good explanation for how behaviors can evolve for the good of the group.
Durrell closes with a quote from Darwin that is surprisingly not about animals but about the generosity of strangers.
Nonetheless, Darwin would wait 15 years before publishing his controversial suspicions that, indeed, some plants eat animals.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
Twenty years ago, Philornis downsi turned up on the Galapagos Archipelago and started feasting on Darwin’s finches.Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires|Erica McAlister|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
As a young man, Darwin was deeply religious and even considered being ordained.
Darwin was a British Scientist who developed the theory of evolution and natural selection.
Darwin was among the many scientists that have helped society evolve out of mysticism, superstition and faith.
Darwin called the same phenomenon the “correlation of growth” and geneticist today study what they call “pleiotropic effects.”
Aristotle did make progress beyond earlier philosophers, just as Darwin advanced beyond Linnaeus and Cuvier.
Darwin's view that it may have been a result of sexual selection seems the most probable explanation.
As regards the pointed ear of man's probable ancestor, Darwin calls attention to what seems a trace in man of the lost tip.
It is unreasonable to accuse Mr. Darwin (as has been done) of violating the rules of Induction.
Mr. Darwin's remarkable speculation on the Origin of Species is another unimpeachable example of a legitimate hypothesis.
After a silence I asked him if he would tell me why he had chosen Darwin as a literary pastime.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
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The flora and fauna of the Galápagos Archipelago, a group of islands 650 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, provided the inspiration for Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, which outlined his theory of evolution. Although Darwin spent some time studying medicine and later prepared for the clergy, graduating in 1828 from Christ's College, Cambridge, he couldn't deny his interest in geology and natural history. He spent five years (1831-36) as a naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle on an exploration of South America and Australia. In September 1835 the Beagle reached the Galápagos Archipelago. This archipelago, Darwin wrote, seems to be a little world within itself, the greater number of its inhabitants, both vegetable and animal, being found nowhere else. Darwin observed 26 species of birds, only one of which was known to exist anywhere else, as well as giant tortoises and other unusual reptiles. Each species, he observed, was uniquely adapted to the particular island on which it lived. Upon his return to England, Darwin refined his notes and continued to make scientific observations, this time of his own garden and of the animals kept by his family. In 1859, after 23 years of sustained work, he published On the Origin of Species, in which he argued that traits such as size and color vary from species to species and that individual variations of these traits are passed down from parents to offspring. More progeny are produced than there is available sustenance. Variations that contribute more successfully to attracting a mate and reproducing are passed down to more offspring, eventually influencing the entire species. Through this process of natural selection, the highly complex species of today gradually evolved from earlier, simpler organisms.