Charles Darwin as a young man
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EDITED BY EUGENE M. MCCARTHY, PHD
CHARLES DARWIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: From his return to England (Oct. 2, 1836) to his marriage (Jan. 29, 1839).
These two years and three months were the most active ones which I ever spent, though I was occasionally unwell, and so lost some time. After going backwards and forwards several times between Shrewsbury, Maer, Cambridge, and London, I settled in lodgings at Cambridge on December 13th, where all my collections were under the care of Henslow. I stayed here three months, and got my minerals and rocks examined by the aid of Professor Miller.
I began preparing my 'Journal of Travels, ' which was not hard work, as my MS. Journal had been written with care, and my chief labour was making an abstract of my more interesting scientific results. I sent also, at the request of Lyell, a short account of my observations on the elevation of the coast of Chile to the Geological Society.†
On March 7th, 1837, I took lodgings in Great Marlborough Street in London, and remained there for nearly two years, until I was married. During these two years I finished my Journal, read several papers before the Geological Society, began preparing the MS. for my 'Geological Observations, ' and arranged for the publication of the 'Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle.' In July I opened my first note-book for facts in relation to the Origin of Species, about which I had long reflected, and never ceased working for the next twenty years.
During these two years I also went a little into society, and acted as one of the honorary secretaries of the Geological Society. I saw a great deal of Lyell. One of his chief characteristics was his sympathy with the work of others, and I was as much astonished as delighted at the interest which he showed when, on my return to England, I explained to him my views on coral reefs. This encouraged me greatly, and his advice and example had much influence on me.
During this time I saw also a good deal of Robert Brown; I used often to call and sit with him during his breakfast on Sunday mornings, and he poured forth a rich treasure of curious observations and acute remarks, but they almost always related to minute points, and he never with me discussed large or general questions in science.
During these two years I took several short excursions as a relaxation, and one longer one to the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, and account of which was published in the 'Philosophical Transactions.' This paper was a great failure, and I am ashamed of it. Having been deeply impressed with what I had seen of the elevation of the land in South America, I attributed the parallel lines to the action of the sea; but I had to give up this view when Agassiz propounded his glacler-lake theory. Because no other explanation was possible under our then state of knowledge, I argued in favour of sea-action; and my error has been a good lesson to me never to trust in science to the principle of exclusion.How to calculate interest rate? What is the meaning of stewardship? What, by consensus among economists, are the broad factors for economic growth? What does 111 mean in angel numbers? what is seasonal driver helper ups What does misogynistic mean in english? Tips on how to make your beard grow faster? What does whip mean in baseball? You love who you love meaning? how to convert to rpx with wii u usb helper Tapping model on my phone 7 times will turn on develeloper mode what other tricks is there? What are adaptogens? What does the t in t shirt stand for? How to track an iphone? How to clean windows? how much does a plumber's helper make How many tips does the fbi recieve? What wine would go best with sirloin tips? how long hamburger helper sit out What does afib mean? What does simmer mean in cooking? how to disable chrome helper 2017 The string man tricks how to do drum? What does alc mean in texting? How to fishtail braid? What does - mean in texting? Tips for aiming golf club when chipping? What have i told you no more tricks not the way of the wolf jungle book? How to get infinite cookies in cookie clicker? How to make a money order? How to find the end portal? How to unclog toilet without plunger? How to make mosquito bites stop itching? What does sakura mean? What is the meaning of steadfast? What does nuanced mean? What does 20/20 vision mean? Tips on how to be a female lead singer? How to shrink cotton shirt? What does verse mean? what is web helper download script how to completely remove wondershare helper compact windows 10 Who is first, curl or zack magic tricks? How to teach golden retrievers tricks? How to add up a column in excel?