Definitions for "Darwin, Charles"
English naturalist (1809–1882) who proposed the modern theory of evolution through natural selection. Darwin traveled aboard the HMS Beagle to the Galápagos Islands, where his revolutionary observations took shape.
The 19th-century naturalist considered the father of evolution. His landmark work, On the Origin of Species, published in 1859, presented a wealth of facts supporting the idea of evolution and proposed a viable theory for how evolution occurs—via the mechanism Darwin called "natural selection." In addition to his prolific work in biology, Darwin also published important works on coral reefs and on the geology of the Andes, and a popular travelogue of his five-year voyage aboard HMS Beagle.
A British naturalist who gave up a bright future as a parson in favor of pursuing a racist and evil 'theory' of evolution, which he admitted could not have accounted for the formation of eyes. Recanted on his deathbed, thus invalidating his theory entirely.