Charles Darwin was a very important English scientist, naturalist and author known as the most influential contributor to evolutionary theory. His 1859 book titled On the Origin of Species, which he would ultimately become best known for, introduced the theory that all species of living things evolve over time through natural selection. The book ended up becoming the foundation of evolutionary biology. He is regarded by many as one of the most influential figures in world history.
He married his first cousin Emma Darwin in 1839. Emma bore him 10 children, three of whom died young.
He hated slavery.
He voyaged for almost five years around the world aboard the HMS Beagle. His account of the voyage was what gave birth to his massively successful 1839 book The Voyage of the Beagle.
He was honored by being buried next to Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.Charles Darwin
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.Charles Darwin
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.Charles Darwin
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.Charles Darwin
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.Charles Darwin
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.Charles Darwin
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.Charles Darwin
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.Charles Darwin
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.Charles Darwin
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.Charles Darwin
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.Charles Darwin
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!Charles Darwin
was a famous English scientist and theorist,
who was born on
February 12, 1809. As a person born on this date, Charles Darwin is listed in our database as the 2nd
most popular celebrity for the day (February 12) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1809).
People born on February 12
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Charles Darwin is the 23rd most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Charles Darwin's birthday, Charles Darwin is the 20th most famous English.
In general, Charles Darwin ranks as the 250th
most popular famous person, and the 1st most popular scientist of all time.
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