Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: English

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.

Source/Notes: Letter to sister Susan Elizabeth Darwin (4 August 1836). As quoted in: The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (1887), volume I, chapter VI: "The Voyage", page 266
Source/Notes: As quoted in: Records of Tennyson, Ruskin, Browning by Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Harper and Brothers, New York, 1893, p. 170

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Source/Notes: Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (2009 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781605016337
Source/Notes: The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an Autobiographical Chapter, Volume 2 (D. Appleton, 1888), edited by Sir Francis Darwin, p. 105. Originally he wrote "Ichneumonidae" instead of "parasitic wasps".

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