Feb. 12, 1809, was a day when fortune shone upon this earth, for on that day two babies were born who were destined to become world famous, and whose lives would have lasting repercussions on subsequent world history. One was born to a poor family of frontier farmers in Kentucky and the other to a prosperous upper-class English family. Both would eventually be forced into taking actions and expressing ideas that at the time were both highly controversial, if not dangerous.
Abraham Lincoln, with the stroke of a pen, would free America forever from slavery, and, furthermore, set the stage for shaping a country in which any citizen, regardless of skin color, might aspire to the highest offices of our land. He thereby challenged its people into eventually accepting the concept that indeed all men and women are created equal, as our Constitution had originally promised.
Charles Darwin, over a lifetime of thoughtful research and writing, freed the world from a blind belief in an omnipotent and often tyrannical god, and provided a theoretic mechanism for answering basic questions about the biological position of humans in the world, and how both plants and animals can adapt and evolve over time to changing physical and biological environments.
Just as Lincoln’s life is inexorably associated with our Civil War, Darwin’s is similarly entwined with natural selection and evolutionary theory. Mention the word “Galápagos” and most biologists would immediately think of Charles Darwin’s 1835 visit as a naturalist during the British oceanic expedition of the HMS Beagle, and his subsequent discovery of the significance of local geographic variations among related but isolated animal populations. Twenty-four years later these seminal observations would become crystallized in his theory of evolution through natural selection, as outlined in his epochal 1859 book, “The Origin of Species.”
Charles Darwin was 22 years old and a recent Cambridge graduate when he boarded the HMS Beagle, a 90-foot British brigantine with a crew of 70, to do hydrographic work around the world. He paid 50 English pounds annually for the opportunity to join Capt. Robert Fitzroy’s crew as a naturalist on an exploratory and hydrographic circumnavigation of the world. The Beagle left England on Nov. 23, 1831, and returned Oct. 2, 1836. Over the five weeks spent in the Galápagos archipelago, during September and October of 1835, Darwin was able to visit only four islands, including Chatham (now officially known as San Cristobal), Charles (now Floreana), Albemarle (now Isabela) and James (now Santiago).What does jah mean? can someone advice me how i can get dental implant assistance in houston texas? How to squat? 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