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Charles Darwin, the father of evolution

Royal Society Marks Anniversary of Father of Evolution Charles Darwin Becoming Fellow

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The Royal Society has today marked the 175th anniversary of Charles Darwin, the Father of Evolution, being made a Fellow.

A certificate showing his election certificate shows the date, 24 January 1839, on which Darwin was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, signed off by members of the Royal Society.

Speaking about the anniversary, Keith Moore, librarian at the Royal Society, said: "Charles Darwin was one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century or indeed of any age for his work on evolution by natural selection.

"What's wonderful about his becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society is that it came twenty years before the publication of On the Origin of Species (1859) while he was still sorting, distributing and thinking about his specimen collections from the Beagle voyage. Darwin's potential for scientific achievement was recognised."

Darwin became known as the Father of Evolution after he published On the Origin of Species, which showed that all species on Earth descended over time from common ancestors. Since then, he has been described as one of the most influential people in human history.

Charles Darwin's certificate as Fellow of the Royal SocietyRoyal Society

The letter confirming his Fellowship reads: "Charles Darwin Esquire, MA of Christ College Cambridge, a gentleman also interested in naturalisation, who accompanied captain Fitz Roy on the Beagle in his journey in South America and the Pacific Ocean and also is well acquainted with geology, botany, zoology and many other branches of natural knowledge ... We whose names are subscribed do recommend him ... to become a Fellow thereof and like to become a useful and valuable member."

Darwin's voyage on the Beagle was regarded as a waste of time by his father, Robert Darwin. The journey began at the end of December 1831 and lasted five years.

During the voyage, Darwin spent most of his time investigating geology and making natural history collections. He wrote extensive notes of what he found and part of the trip included a journey to the Galapagos Islands, where he further formulated his theory of evolution.




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FAQ

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Can you answer Charles Darwin Trivia Quiz?

Do you know the answer to any of these questions?????
1) Charles’s Wife, Emma, was a keen and accomplished pianist. From whom did she once receive piano lessons?
A) Fryderyk Chopin
B) Hector Berlioz
C) Franz Liszt

2) When Charles and Emma were first married, they lived in a house in Gower Street, London (now the site of a UCL biology building). What was their nickname for the house?
A) Maer Mansions
B) Macaw Cottage
C) The Boxrooms

3) Which of the following people was NOT left handed?
A) Erasmus Darwin (Charles's…

1. A (from Chopin in Paris)
B - Finches
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5. C - The Princess and the Goblin
A - Walter Crick
"Crick replied with not only the answers, but also the beetle and the shell. Both arrived alive, so Darwin put the "wretched" insect in a bottle with chopped ..."
10. B - Australia
"Charles Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle: Chapter XIX: Australia. ... and he who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country"
15. Joseph Parslow
" Darwin's family home. Down House…

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Why did people dislike the Charles Darwin theory?

Were humans disgusted to know that they came from monkeys. Did humans have a superiority complex that prevented from accepting Darwin's theory?
that prevented them*

When you disturb someone's world view when they are certain that their race or group is superior in some way to every other, you have the recipe for rebellion. Then you have the dummy who asks why monkeys aren't turning into people now when if you read the book, you see that it happened over a geological timespan, which os a little hard to observe, and only in cases where isolation occurred requiring speciation and preventing interbreeding.

Finally, some people just will not believe that humans were caused, not created, because they have a book written three or four…

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