Charles Darwin. #UniversityofEdinburgh "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” . . . "If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”
Charles Darwin 1809 - 1882 English naturalist. Proposed the theory of natural selection in evolution. Wrote famous " On Origin of Species". 5 year study voyage on the ship "Beagle". Honoured with burial at Westminster Abbey. Described as one of the most influential figures in human history.
Charles Darwin studied 100's of exotic life forms of fossils. He felt like he was decoding natures complex web. Charles Darwin then started developing his theory that all creatures on earth are cousins of each other.