For my second quote, I’ve come up with another innovator, a man whose impact on the world and on science is second to none.
“As a child, I often wrote deliberate nonsense to surprise others”
Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) is simply described as a naturalist, geologist, and evolutionist who developed a theory of evolution to explain biological change. A remarkable man, he was:
- best known for his contribution to the science of evolution
- who established that all species of life descended overtime from common ancestors
- His writings included the iconic book ‘On the Origin of Species’ (1859), which explains the diversity of life, also known as biodiversity, plus the variability of life on Earth, which he called Natural Selection.
Natural Selection was the key mechanism of evolution, which explains the change of heritable traits of a population over time.
Most of what he observed and wrote was from his experiences on the HMS Beagle, a 10 gun brig-sloop of the British Royal Navy. On her second voyage, HMS Beagle took a young naturalist, known as Charles Darwin, on her round the world voyage, in which he determined his scientific theories on evolution. She is therefore regarded as one of the most famous ships in history.
Darwin himself wrote several other books, including The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex and The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
He is regarded as one of the most influential figures in human history, and is buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England. 🙂