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Letters sent from Charles Darwin

Letters From Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin, 1855

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These letters originally appeared in the of Popular Science. The “Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin” were compiled and edited by Darwin’s son, Francis Darwin, and the British botanist Albert Charles Seward. Today would have been Darwin’s 205th birthday.

To A. R. WALLACE.

DOWN, April 6th, 1859.

I this morning received your pleasant and friendly note of November 30th. The first part of my MS.* is in Murray’s hands to see if he likes to publish it. There is no preface, but a short introduction, which must be read by every one who reads my book. The second paragraph in the introduction I have had copied verbatim from my foul copy, and you will, I hope, think that I have fairly noticed your paper in the Linn. Journal. rences. I shall, of course, allude to your paper on distribution; and I have added that I know from correspondence that your explanation of your law is the same as that which I offer.

You are right, that I came to the conclusion that selection was the principle of change from the study of domesticated productions; and then, reading Malthus, I saw at once how to apply this principle. Geographical distribution and geological relations of extinct to recent inhabitants of South America first led me to the subject: especially the case of the Galapagos Islands.

I hope to go to press in the early part of next month. It will be a small volume of about five hundred pages or so. I will of course send you a copy. I forget whether I told you that Hooker, who is our best British botanist and perhaps the best in the world, is a full convert, and is now going immediately to publish his confession of faith; and I expect daily to see proof-sheets. Huxley is changed, and believes in mutation of species: whether a convert to us, I do not quite know. We shall live to see all the younger men converts. My neighbour and an excellent naturalist, J. Lubbock, is an enthusiastic convert. I see that you are doing great work in the Archipelago; and most heartily do I sympathise with you. For God’s sake take care of your health. There have been few such noble labourers in the cause of Natural Science as you are.




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Charles Darwin investigated whether blondes have

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Letters uncovered as part of a major project to compile Darwin's correspondence have revealed that the great Victorian naturalist devoted part of his time to examining whether hair colour affects a woman's ability to find a mate.
He set out to investigate a theory that the prevalence of dark hair in the general population was increasing because brunettes were more likely to get married and have dark-haired offspring, while blondes tended to stay single and childless

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Located 575 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this remote volcanic archipelago is famous as the birthplace of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

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FAQ

Angie Rodriguez
What do I mention in my brochure about Charles Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle?

My biology homework project says: You must design and make a travel brochure for a cruise or boat charter that follows the voyages taken by Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle. The types of people who would pay to take this sort of trip would do so to learn more about the history and discoveries made by Darwin so your brochure must include specific highlights and details about Darwin's most famous findings and destinations. You need to include where Darwin departed from and returned to as well as at least 5 other of his destinations (minimum).

HELP!! I need sources where I…

There is an excellent book which describes Darwin's voyage very well giving all the information about where he went, the things he saw and the discoveries he made. It is called "The Voyage of the Beagle" and was written by Charles Darwin. Read the contents pages which will tell you exactly where he went and allow you to refer to the text for other details.

You don't even have to go to the library to read the book, it is online. There are lots of other web sites with information and maps. Google "The Voyage of the Beagle" and check some of the links.

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