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Charles Darwin and Richard Owen Wars occur everyday whether it be pushing and shoving or shooting and bombing During the 1800s a different war of conflict took place This so-called war between Charles Darwin and Richard Owen circled on the topic of evolution As much as it would liked to have this essay based upon a physical war between these two opposing figures it is not the case This war involved the use of text written by Darwin and meanwhile having Owen misinterpreting it and trying at his very best falsifying it Prior to describing events that took place during the 1800s it would be best to briefly account for the characteristics of Owen and Darwin Richard Owen was born in 1804 and was considered lazy and impudent by teachers He attended Lancaster Grammar School to pursue a medical career and later entered the University of Edinburgh medical school in 1824 However due to the lack of quality in teaching Owen transferred to Barclay School and it was here that John Barclay an anti-materialist greatly influenced Owen Through Barclays recommendation of Owen to John Abernathy President of the Royal College of Surgeons Owen was granted membership to the Royal College in 1826 Owen was later appointed assistant in the cataloging of a collection containing thirteen thousand specimens known as the Hunterian Collection Rupke 17 It was probably this that lead Owen interest in the field of anatomy which eventually lead him into becoming a naturalist By 1836 he published anatomical work on the Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus Rupke 119 Within a year he was giving lectures to the public on the the Hunterian Collection These lectures were often attended by important and royalty figures of Victorian England Charles Darwin was also one of the many that attended Owens lectures His death in 1892 was treasured with
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