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Charles Darwin & The Theory of Evolution

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Transcript of Charles Darwin & The Theory of Evolution

Who is Charles Darwin?
Charles Robert Darwin was a British scientist born on 12 February 1809 He was born into a wealthy and well-connected family. On a voyage to Galapagos Islands, Darwin developed the Theory of Evolution which changed the world forever.

What Made Darwin's Theory So Controversial?
Darwin's ideas caused a lot of controversy, and this continues today, because they can be seen as conflicting with religious views about the creation of the world and the creatures in it.

Evolution of the Earth:
When did he develop the theory?
In 1837 Darwin began his first notebook on evolution. For several years Darwin filled his notebooks with facts that could be used to support the theory of evolution.
Book: "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life,"

Charles Darwin &
The Theory of Evolution

How does the Theory of Evolution connect with
Inherit the Wind
?
Inherit the Wind is a play about a science teacher in a small Tennessee town who defies the law when he teaches the theory of evolution to his students.
What is the Theory of Evolution?
Evolution is the idea that living things in our world have come into being through unguided naturalistic processes starting over approximately 20 billion years.
At this time, most Europeans believed that the world was created by God in seven days as described in the bible.
Before Darwin's Theory ...
Summary
All in all, Darwin was a British scientist who laid the foundations for the theory of evolution and transformed the way we think about the natural world.


What made Darwin want to study evolution?
Darwin did not like the study of medicine and could not bear the sight of blood or suffering so Darwin began to speculate on how new species could arise by natural observable causes

In the small town, the people were extremely religious and therefore, Darwin's theory was outlawed because it taught against the creation of our world by God.
Where did he get the idea of evolution?
Darwin set out his ideas about how species evolved through time. He proposed that if natural selection drove change and that all life was interconnected.
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