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.
He only liked science. Since he didn’t make many improvements in that school his father put him into another school and even selected the lectures he had to attend. His father wanted him to pursue the medical field but Charles didn’t. He wanted to go into the science field. In the summer his father wanted him to work with him, he even gave Charles his own patients.
"The Catholic church has absolutely no view on 'Darwin's Theory of Evolution' or 'Darwinism' what is commonly believed by the magistarium is that one should not necessarily take the Bible in a literal sense" -An excerpt from Robert Richard's The Meaning of Evolution. Charles Darwin, a British naturalist has revolutionized biological and genetic studies with his new idea of "Natural Selection." His theory on evolution, which held that a species had emerged from preexisting or "basic" forms. His liberal ideas in Natural History had aroused several disagreements among scientists and caused a division among them. In cognizance to Darwin’s theory(ies) scientists today gives him the credit as being the first in all time to explain some of the disagreements between geologists.
His mother passed away when he was eight years old, but had very few memories of her. Darwin was fortunate in the fact that he had distinguished ancestors on both sides of his family. As well as a famous grandfather on his mother's side, Josiah Wedgwood. Darwin's paternal grandfather was the renowned doctor, scientist, poet, and entrepreneur.” (Francis) In 1818, Darwin joined his Brother Erasmus in the nearby Anglican Shrewsbury School as a boar... ... middle of paper ... ...he acceptance of these ideas required an ideological revolution. And no biologist has been responsible for more-and for more drastic-modifications of the average person's world view than Charles Darwin.
“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.” (“Mark Twain”). On February 12th of 1809 a new face entered this world and they called him Charles Robert Darwin and he would change the way we thought of evolution. This man was ignorant and hard headed. He did not believe what anybody told him; to find out for himself. Charles Darwin’s confidence was one of his strong attributes.
Obviously, as seen in his later life, Darwin had a great potential for knowledge. At sixteen, his father took him out of school and reprimanded him for his idleness. It seems Darwin was too idle and one of his few interests was actually rat-trapping! His father made him an assistant in his medical business so that the young Darwin would apply himself and be kept out of mischief. Then, his father decided that Charles should go to medical school, so that he would follow his father’s and his grandfather’s career path.
The passion for collecting, which leads a man to be a systemic naturalist, a virtuoso, or a miser, was very strong in [him] and was clearly innate, as none of [his] sisters and brother ever had this taste. (Barlow Autobiography 23) He grew up in Shrewsbury, and attended the local grammar-school there. After graduating, he entered Edinburgh University with the intent of studying medicine, but he found anatomy boring and his lack of sketching skills hampered him. It was decided between Darwin and his father that he should pursue ecclesiasticalstudies at Cambridge. Those subjects did not enthuse him either, but he discovered a "spontaneous and exceptional interest in natural history" (Moorehead 25).
Why the Bible Conflicts with Science "I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." Albert Einstein Mr. Einstein was not the only one to wonder about such things. He would have asked penetrating questions and obviously the religious answers he got did not satisfy his inquiring mind.
Charles Robert Darwin was born to Robert and Susannah Darwin in Shrewsbury, Shrosphire, England on February 12, 1809. Like many famous scientists of his time Charles was born into in a wealthy family that consisted of Charles, his parents, and five brothers, and sisters. Charles’ father, Robert, was a medical doctor, in Shrewsbury. On the other hand Charles’ mother Susannah did not work and was supported by Charles’ father. Before going to college, Charles worked with his father as an apprentice with his father and then decided to attend The University of Edinburgh Medical School.
Darwin's coffin lies next to Issac Newton which is only fitting because Darwin has been called "The Newton of Biology." Darwin was modest of his monumental achievements to the very end and said of himself shortly before his death,"With such moderate abilities as I possess, it is truly surprising that I should have influenced to a considerable extent the belief of scientific men on some important points."