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As a young amateur naturalist, he accepted the offer. During this period Darwin read a book by Charles Lyell titled “Principles of Geology”. This book showed Darwin a better way to understand nature and also implied that fossil records found in rocks proved that animals existed million years ago. He also wrote down his observations in a journal. The most important part of his journey was when he arrived at the island of Galapagos in 1835, there Darwin was amazed by the volcanic rocks and tortoise he saw.
Without making small steps, science wouldn’t be where it is right now. First, we have to know what science is before going in depth. Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. “Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. We might look back to this year because we love something from it.
Thoreau spent years building his approach and developing his own beliefs. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, in July 1817, he developed an early love of solitude and communion with nature. He studied English, history, philosophy, and four different modern languages at Harvard College and graduated in 1837. From 1837 to 1840 he tried jobs unsuccessfully as school teacher and tutor. From 1841 to 1843 he took a job as a gardener and handyman where he was inspired by the exploration and writing about spiritual relationships between humanity and nature, and the ideas of Ralph Emerson.
Henry David Thoreau's Statement on the Classics in Walden In the novel Walden, Henry David Thoreau states that the classics are the noblest recorded thoughts of man. He also believed that the written word is the work of art nearest to life itself. Walden fits this description through many elements in the novel including relevance, universality, and beauty. The novel is a collection of essays Thoreau wrote commenting on his experiment of living in the woods for two years. He lived in a hut off the shore of Walden Pond in Massachusetts between 1845 and 1847.
While Darwin was there, he could not keep his mind on his medical studies and decided to go and study at the University of Cambridge and become a clergyman. It was here that he was to meet two people who would change his future forever; Adams Sedgwick and John Stevens Henslow. Out of these two, Henslow turned into his second father and taught him to be... ... middle of paper ... ...create the phenomena of natural selection. Darwin was not going to publish his findings but was forced to by a young man Alfred Russel Wallace who had come to the same conclusion after twenty years had passed. Although both scientists names were on the original copies of the Origin of Species Wallace regarded Darwin as the soul author.