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Charles Darwin Education Biography

Charles Darwin: An English Naturalist

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"I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions."

-Charles Darwin-

A cartoon about Darwin's theory of "Evolution"

Biographical Information:

Charles Robert Darwin was born in February of 1809 in Shrewsbury, England and was the 5th of 6 children in his family. Darwin was born into a very wealthy family that had a lot of connections. His family members had all been very successful and Darwin lived a priviledged childhood. Charles’s father was alive for most of his adult life and worked as a local physician and a financer. Unfortunately, his mother died at a very young age, when she was only 52 years old.

Darwin's Residence At CambrigeDarwin attended a nearby board school in Shrewsbury during his childhood, but after graduating that school, he decided to attend Edinburgh University in October 1985, along with his own brother to study medicine. Darwin was studying to become a physician, much like his successful father had done. While at Edinburgh, Darwin found himself studying marine invertebrates with Robert Grant, one of the most well known biologists of the early 19th century. Darwin soon realized he did not like the field of medicine after he couldn’t stand to see blood or suffering of humans for a regular basis and believed surgery was a form of human brutality, so he quickly left the medical field of study.

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Charles Darwin recounted in his biography of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin how false stories were circulated claiming that Erasmus had called for Jesus on his deathbed. Charles concluded by writing "Such was the state of Christian feeling in this country [in 1802].... We may at least hope that nothing of the kind now prevails." Despite this hope, very similar stories were circulated following Darwin's own death, most prominently the "Lady Hope Story", published in 1915 which claimed he had converted on his sickbed.[6] Such stories have been propagated by some Christian groups, to the extent of becoming urban legends, though the claims were refuted by Darwin's children and have been dismissed as false by historians

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