Charles Darwin Quotes

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.

 
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Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, English Scientist, The Descent of Man, 1871

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Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Born: February 12, 1809
  • Died: April 19, 1882
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Scientist

Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.[I] His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.