English naturalist and geologist born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire (1809-1882). While serving as naturalist aboard HMS Beagle, Darwin developed his theory of evolution through natural selection based on his detailed observations of species, most famously, the variety of finches. He published his theory in 1859 in his book On the Origin of Species. His other works include The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex and The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
Appears in modules:
- Adaptation The case of penguins
- Charles Darwin I The Origin of Species
- Charles Darwin II Natural selection
- Charles Darwin III Descent with modification
- Comparison in Scientific Research Uncovering statistically significant relationships
- From Stable Chromosomes to Jumping Genes The work of Barbara McClintock
- Future of Human Evolution Artificial selection and transhumanism
- Independent Assortment Mendel's testcrosses and Punnett squares
- Population Genetics Hardy-Weinberg and genetic drift
- Scientists and the Scientific Community The experiences that shape scientists
- Taxonomy I What's in a name?
- The Piltdown Hoax A lesson on confirmation bias in science
- Theories, Hypotheses, and Laws Definitions, examples, and their roles in science