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Charles Robert Darwin was a man of many hats He was a friend colleague son father husband but above all he was a naturalist Through his dedication and perseverance did he manage to in less than a generation establish the theory of evolution as a fact in peoples minds In fact today it is almost impossible for us to return even momentarily to the pre-Darwinian atmosphere and attitude West 323 Darwin formed the basis of his theory during the voyage of the HMS Beagle on which vessel he was posted as it travelled around the globe During that five-year span this young man saw foliage creatures cultures that he had never known first-hand before He was exposed to environments that not many of his contemporaries saw and lived the life that few did Was his epic journey merely a series of trips to strange and exotic lands or was Darwin affected by his experiences in more profound ways Charles Darwin was born on February 12 1809 the same day that another great man Abraham Lincoln was born He was no child prodigy he was considered by all his masters and by his Father as a very ordinary boy rather below the common standard in intellect Barlow Voyage 28 The one trait in him that stands out in his formative years is a taste for the outdoors he loved to gather shells seals franks coins and minerals The passion for collecting which leads a man to be a systemic naturalist a virtuoso or a miser was very strong in him and was clearly innate as none of his sisters and brother ever had this taste Barlow Autobiography 23 He grew up in Shrewsbury and attended the local grammar-school there After graduating he entered Edinburgh University with the intent of studying medicine but he found anatomy boring and his lack of sketching skills hampered him It was decided
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