Charles Darwin

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Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the 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 ... more »

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  • ''The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.''
    Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. The Descent of Man, ch. 4 (1871).
  • ''A hairy quadruped, furnished with a tail and pointed ears, probably arboreal in its habits.''
    Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. The Descent of Man, ch. 21 (1871). Referring to the ancestry of humankind, according to Darwin's t...
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