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Darwin, Charles Robert
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(Feb 12, 1809, Shrewsbury, England – Apr 19, 1882, Downe, Kent, England) is known as the author of The Origin of Species (1859), the book which popularized the theory of biological evolution and introduced the evolutionary mechanism of natural selection. Darwin developed the evolution theory following studies of biogeography as a naturalist on the survey-vessel H.M.S. Beagle (1831–1836). Convinced that evolution was a process that adapted species to their environment, he went on to discover the mechanism of natural selection: the tendency of the population t…

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Bowler, Peter J., “Darwin, Charles Robert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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