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1. 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882 2. <ul><li>Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England </li></ul><ul><li>Charles’ grandfather,…
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  • 1. 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882
  • 2. <ul><li>Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England </li></ul><ul><li>Charles’ grandfather, Erasmus, proposed theory of evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t do well in school </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Went to Edinburgh University on October 1825 to become a doctor. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1828, Charles went to Cambridge to study theology. </li></ul><ul><li>Later received a letter from Henslow </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Set sail from Devenport, England, two days after Christmas on 1831 </li></ul><ul><li>Darwin found bones of animals resembling living species but larger, different and extinct. </li></ul><ul><li>HMS Beagle reached the Galápagos islands on 17 September, 1835.  The ship landed on Chatam Island. </li></ul>
  • 7. Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection <ul><li>Implies that ALL species derived from common ancestors </li></ul><ul><li>Considered to be the biggest factor in the diversity of species to date </li></ul>
  • 8. Principles of His Theory <ul><li>Population grows exponentially </li></ul><ul><li>Food grows geometrically </li></ul><ul><li> food becomes scarce  increased competition among species for food </li></ul><ul><li>therefore the best suited species will survive and the others will die out as they are now inadequate(show picture of victory) </li></ul>
  • 9. Survival of The fittest <ul><li>The better suited species will live on. They were better suited in the first place due their genome </li></ul><ul><li>The better genes will be passed on through the same species </li></ul><ul><li>In a changing environment, the genes of each species would also have to change  evolution </li></ul><ul><li>The areas where these organisms would be best suited was their ecological niche and at large would help the species survive. </li></ul>
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