Charles Darwin 's Theory Of Evolution

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Charles Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, he was known greater for his contributions for the evolution theory. Darwin wrote a book in 1859 it was published and became the greatest and well known book. The name of the book was “On the Origin of Species”. In the book he wrote about his theory of evolution by natural selection, he discovered how the process of how organisms change as time goes on. Changes in traits and the organism’s physical behavior. Darwin believe change happens slowly over time. This was a quote that , Darwin wrote, "…Natural selection acts only by taking advantage of slight successive variations; she can never take a great and sudden leap, but must advance by short and sure, though slow steps"(Charles Darwin, 1859).
Charles Darwin set sail on his ship which was named the H.M.S. Beagle. H.M.S stands His/her, M Majesty’s, and s ship. Also believe it or not Beagle was a dog. He named his ship after an animal. He sailed to different continents and islands around the world to prove this theory about evolution. His voyage lasted five years, so five years of collecting evidence from different species and also fossils. He decided to investigative the idea that living species of all kinds were living organisms. He believed which later down the road became a theory and had the evidence to back it up. His idea with this voyage was to come back with a large amount of evidences that had quality to it, and also extensive meaning and truth, to prove…
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