Natural Selection And The Theory Of Evolution

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Natural selection and The Theory of Evolution were just two of the things that Charles Darwin conquered through the exploration of The Galapagos Island.
Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England. While Darwin was still in high school, his main interest was nature, he was especially interested in beetles. Darwin’s father, Robert Darwin, who was best known as the father of the naturalist Charles Darwin, wanted Charles to become a doctor. Due to lack on interest in the medicine field, Charles went into Cambridge University to study for priesthood. His father, once again arranged for him to do that. Throughout all of this, Darwin continued to find interest in fossils, animals, and plants. As Darwin continued to find interest in these things, the exploration of the Galapagos Island was coming to place very soon.
In 1831, Darwin convinced Captain Robert FitzRoy to let him join him aboard the H. M. S. Beagle as the ships naturalist. They first settled off from England in 1831 for a five year voyage, Charles Darwin had an ambition for scientific research. After exploring the coast of South America, The Beagle arrived in the Galapagos Islands, on September 15, 1835.
During his visit to the Galapagos Island Darwin noticed that the creatures were similar from island to island, but they perfectly adapted to their environments which led him to wonder the origin of the islands inhabitants.
The creatures that struck Darwin greatly were the finches that are now named in…
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