Today, we celebrate the birthday of the most revolutionary biological scientist ever. Charles Darwin.
Initially, Charles Darwin chose to follow a medical career, at Edinburgh, later changing to divinity at Cambridge. In 1831, Darwin was convinced by Professor Henslow at Cambridge, to join the scientific survey ship, Beagle, taking in the Southern Oceans, the South American coast and Australia with Captain Robert Fitzroy.
Darwins work in Biology, became the foundation scientific scientific theory on modern evolutionary studies.
Initially rocking the establishment and religious beliefs in Victorian English with his theory that all modern life, including animals and humans originated from a common ancestor. HIs theory on natural selection appealed to professional scientists to become the very foundation recognised theory on evolutionary studies.
Evolution by natural selection is no longer a theory. It is the standard model that is recognised on how all life has diversified or changed over the years, originating from a common ancestor. Diversifying into different lineages, then different species and advancing into the modern life we see all over the world today, through natural selection. Favouring any genetic changes that benefit future generations for changing environments.
Charles Darwin certainly was not the first to realise that species diversify and change over time. He was how- ever, the first to collect enough evidence and so formulating his theory on evolution, through his book, Origin Of Species. – By Means of Natural Selection.
An overwhelming amount of evidence has been collected since Darwin’s time, to the extent that no argument since has successfully refuted Darwin’s claims. ‘Origin Of Species, By Means Of Natural Selection’, has become the standard explanation for life on Earth, from its origins to modern times.