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Charles Darwin was born to a very wealthy family in England His father was a doctor and was not rich because he was a doctor but was a doctor because he was rich Back then only the very wealthy were educated Darwins mother was one of the social elites but died in 1817 when Darwin was 8 She wanted Darwin to become a minister but his father wanted him to become a doctor His father bought his way into the University of Edinburgh being the good son he was he decided to follow his fathers wishes being he was still living Everything was going well until Darwin passed out at the 1st sight of blood so they dismissed him He came home to England feeling like a failure Then he started to study science and geology and really like it It was the 1st thing that really made him happy But unfortunately his father made him do something else something respectable So he went to Cambridge to study theology following his mothers wishes to become a priest He does ok about average but is just not feeling it and quits He then starts to take more natural science courses and gets so good at it that he can name every plant and animal known to mankind In 1831 Darwin became HMS Beagles naturalist He was taken on a trip to help determine if the land they were visiting was worth conquering His ship left in October in 1831 from England and sailed down the eastern cost of South America and up the western coast of South America including a small chain of islands called the Galapagos Islands They then sailed west across the Pacific Ocean under Australia and around the southern tip horn of Africa and up the western coast Then over to the East Coast of South America and back home to England in 1836 While visiting the Galapagos Islands Darwin formed the basis
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