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Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809-April 19, 1882) was an English naturalist who revolutionized scientific thought with his theory of ____________________ and natural selection.

After studying at Cambridge ____________________, Darwin served as ____________________ on the ship HMS ____________________ (captained by Robert Fitzroy) during its five-year ____________________ around the world traveling west ( December 27, 1831-October 2, 1836). On this trip, Darwin ____________________ a tremendous variety of ____________________ and animal life. Darwin's ____________________ called "Origin of the Species" was published on November 24, ____________________ (and sold out in one day). This world-shaking book outlined the ____________________ change in a species from generation to generation through natural selection.

Alfred Lord Wallace independently proposed the theory of evolution at the same time as Darwin. In 1871, Darwin published "The Descent of ____________________," which focused on the origins of people. The theory of evolution has been ____________________ since it was proposed, but most scientists accept evolution and natural selection as the method of species formation and the foundation of biology.



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