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Like many students Charles Darwin was only intrested in topics that was intresting tohim and although his father was a doctor Darwin was very unintrested in medicine and he alsocouldnt stand the sight of surgery He did eventually get a degree in Theology from CambridgeUniversity Although Theology was a minor intrest to him What Darwin really liked to do wasclimb over hills observe plants and animals collecting new specimens studying their structuresIn 1831 when Darwin was 22 years old the British government sent her Majestys shipThe Beagle on a 5 year expedition that would take them along the coastline of South Americaand then onward around the world During the trip the Beagle would carry along a naturalist toobserve and collect Geological and Biological specimens Thanks to a recomendation from oneof Darwins old college professors he was offered the position aboard the BeagleThe Beagle sailed to South America making many stops along the coast Here Darwinobserved the plants and animals of the tropics and was stunned by the diversity of speciescompared with Europe The most significant stop the Beagle made was the Galapagos Islandsoff the northwestern coast of South America It was here that Darwin found huge populations ofTortoises and he found out that diffrent islands were home to diffrent types of tortoises Hefound that islands without tortoises pricky pear cactus plants grew with their fruits spread all overthe ground And on Islands that had lots of tortoises the prickly pears grew really thick tallbearing the fruit high above the tortoises reach He wondered if the differences in the two plantswere from being isolated from one another on seperate islandsIn 1836 Darwin returned to England after his 5 year expedition He became establishedas one of the best naturalists of his time But Darwin sought to prove his idea of evolution withsimple examples Darwin maintained that seperate species evolve as a result of NaturalSelection or survival of the fittest Darwin never said that human beings evolved from
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