Charles Darwin Origin

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The Origin of Darwin, by Means of the Theory of Evolution
Charles Darwin is one of the most controversial names ever to be in the field of science. This is due to his theory of evolution, and his book, On the Origin of Species, which was based on his studies of natural history and biology throughout the world. This supported his theory of evolution through natural selection, or in other words, that animals’ characteristics change through time by natural means. This was against traditional beliefs, which were that God (or a higher being) created animals as they were spontaneously. Darwin studied across multiple fields of studies throughout his life, including a five year travel around South America. There he learned many things
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It is also said he was added to the crew for his “good behavior and well mannered attitude” (Browne). The ship was on its second voyage, so it was well equipped with scientific gear and tools, mostly to map out areas of the sea and record the path that the ship took. They traveled almost completely around the world. “It lasted from 1831 to 1836 and traveled to and visited the Cape de Verd islands, the Falkland islands, many coastal locations in South America, including Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego, Valparaiso and the island of Chiloe, followed by the Galapagos islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, very briefly Australia and Tasmania, and the Keeling (Cocos) islands in the indian ocean, concluding with the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena and Ascension Island. Darwin also made several long expeditions on his own in South America, Including a tour across the Andes (Browne 21).” Though he based his work on all of the Islands, most of his research came from the Galapagos Islands, where he is most famous for his finches. There he collected many specimens of birds and lizards, as well as a great collection of bugs. Though he is famous for his finches, it began as a side note that didn't make it into his Origin of Species. In fact, he collected the birds because, well, they were small birds and very cute. At the time, he…show more content…
However, life was hard for the poor thing, as his little body didn’t have what it exactly needed to survive. It was, however, able to find a mate and reproduce. The next generation, according to Darwin, would have gained traits from their parents to adapt to the new environment. As it is still young, it still has time to grow. Therefore, depending on where it lived, was able to adapt to the land. An example of such, and most famous from Darwin, are the finches beaks. The size of the beak varied from island to island and bird to bird. Noting this, the islands all have a certain abundance of food supply, such as nuts to small insects. On the island of bugs, the finch would most likely have a longer but thinner beak to catch bugs. The larger beaks on the other hand would be used to crack open nuts, like a nutcracker. But on another island it could have an even amount of both, so the beak would be medium on all accounts. This could be the same for ways to travel. Flatter land could mean smaller wings, and be a ground finch. More trees and further apart from ideal sources of food could mean larger wingspans, to carry them from island to island. This theory applies to all animals, not just the bird. Two common household pets, such as the dog and cat, can also be a great example, from size of animal to color of
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