Charles Darwin: A Man Apart. Rohit Samson Parkland Magnet Middle School Grade 6. Childhood.
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On February 12, 1809 Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England as a son of a well-to-do physician. He was named Charles after his uncle and Robert after his father. He had four siblings, Erasmus being his older brother. In the spring of 1817, Charles went to a grammar school run by a Mr. Case. He was said to be shy yet mischievous. Darwin’s mother died on July 15, 1817, when he was only 8. In September 1818, Darwin attended Shrewsbury Grammar School, along with Erasmus, run by the Rev. Samuel Butler. The focus of their study was Greek and Roman grammar and reading. He did not do well in school, and on June 17, 1825 Darwin was removed because of bad grades. Because of this he spent the summer working in his dad’s medical practice.
Evolution has been studied and can be explained by various naturalistic experiments.
Evolution is a theory thought of gradually over a course of time through various observations.
Intelligent design is based on the assumption that an intelligent designer created the world to this state of perfection.
Creationism is a theory that has no fundamental scientific basis.
Intelligent design is based on blind belief.
Evolution vs. Intelligent DesignThe origin of the universe, of life, of the different organisms on earth and of mankind is basically explained in two different ways: evolution and creation.
Darwin's Scientific Diaries 1836-1842.
On the Origin of Species a Facsimile of the First Edition
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.
The Origin of Species
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882.
Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the 'Beagle'.
Charles Darwin's Notebooks, 1836-1844: Geology, Transmutation of Species, Metaphysical Enquiries.
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 1821-1863 (vol-1-11).
Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary.
I wanted to acknowledge my family, who introduced me to Charles Robert Darwin. I grew up admiring him. I chose him as a topic for my project because I wanted the world to know him as a Man Apart; a shy school misfit who then pursued his keen observation and provided the world scientific data never disproved for over 1 ½ centuries.
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