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Darwin's autograph

In his later years Darwin was regarded as an international celebrity and many collectors wrote to him requesting his autograph.

Charles Darwin confessed his atheism in a private letter which has gone up for auction

Letter where Charles Darwin confessed his atheism has gone up for auction

A private letter in which Charles Darwin admits to being an atheist has sold for at Bonhams auction in New York on Monday.

Charles Darwin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life London: 1859 , University of Glasgow Library

Charles Darwin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life London: 1859 , University of Glasgow Library

The Descent of Man, published a dozen years after the Origin, tackles what Darwin knew would be the most controversial aspect of evolution by natural selection: humans, too? Darwin's response to what he called "the highest and most interesting problem for a naturalist" was clear. "Man," he writes, "with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin." That is, we share an ancestry with the other primates.

The Descent of Man, published a dozen years after the Origin, tackles what Darwin knew would be the most controversial aspect of evolution by natural selection: humans, too?

Specimens collected by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle, Bahia Blanca, July 1, 1831. Filed as Astragalus carinatus (Hook. & Arn.) Reiche [family LEGUMINOSAE]

Specimens collected by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle, Bahia Blanca, July Filed as Astragalus carinatus (Hook.

Detail from a letter, dated 30th June 1828, from Charles Darwin to William Darwin Fox with drawings of beetles by his sister Caroline

Detail from a letter, dated June from Charles Darwin to William Darwin Fox with drawings of beetles by his sister Caroline

Digitization of Charles Darwin's manuscripts is underway at The American Musrum of Natural History

Digitization of Charles Darwin's Manuscripts Underway

Herbarium sheet from Darwin's Beagle Voyage: Rubiaceae  Galium antarcticum

Herbarium sheet from Darwin's Beagle Voyage: Rubiaceae Galium antarcticum

Emma Darwin, the wife of Charles, kept a diary and occasionally doodled in it. This might be a self-portrait. The “Babbage” on Saturday the 25th is Charles Babbage, the father of computing. (via appendixjournal)

mythologyofblue: Emma Darwin, the wife of Charles, kept a diary and occasionally doodled in it. The “Babbage” on Saturday the is Charles Babbage, the father of computing. (via appendixjournal)

From 1831 to 1836, Darwin spent his time on the HMS Beagle collecting marine specimens. He studied different types of plankton and barnacles, but went into most detail on coral reefs. He distinguished 3 primary types of reef: atolls, barrier reefs, and fringing reefs. He came up with a theory that "the overall growth of coral reefs is a balance between the growth of corals upward and the sinking of the sea floor."

From 1831 to Darwin spent his time on the HMS Beagle collecting marine specimens

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A citizen science project is transcribing handwritten field notes for more than a million insect specimens.

Darwin's list of his father's objections to the Beagle voyage.

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Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published on Nov. 24, 1859, and instantly became a best seller. Perhaps its most famous passage: "From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."

Celebrating Darwin - Photo Essays

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

Revolutionary Thinking Darwin jotted down many of his ideas and observations in a series of notebooks. He drew this "tree of life" in July 1837 to illustrate his concept of descent with modification — how one species could evolve into many — but did not formalize his theory for another 20 years.

Celebrating Darwin - Photo Essays

24 marks the anniversary of Charles Darwin's seminal work, On the Origin of Species, which outlined the self-effacing British naturalist's theory of evolution and revolutionized scientific

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