Essay by HulaSensationHigh School, 10th gradeA, May 2004

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My name is Charles Robert Darwin the founder of evolution. I was born on February 12,1809 in Shrewsbury, England. I was the son of Robert Darwin and Susannah Wedgewood. My grandfather was the greatest English poet Erasmus Darwin. My early school training was at a small schoolhouse in Shrewsbury. My father put me into Edinburgh University from 1825 to 1827 for medical studies. I showed no interest in being a physician after witnessing several major operations without anesthesia. I was then sent to be a pastor in the Church of England. I studied at Christ College at Cambridge University in 1828. My mother had died when I was seven and when I was 39 my father died. In 1831 I graduated from Cambridge with a B.A.. I met many connections that were my allies in a 'war' against the scientific community's belief of how evolution does occur. I had published three books about Geological Observation on South America (1846), Coral Reefs (1842), and Volcanic Islands (1844).

I am famous for my Natural Selection Theory. I believe if organisms are able to reproduce more better to an environment that they are best adapted to be able to get more resources & will be more successful at reproducing. More offspring will be born and then they can survive. I observed that all individual organisms have different variety of characteristics. Humming birds are adapted to their environment by having long beaks so they can get pollen easier. Chickens have small sharp beaks, which help them peck the ground for bugs and seeds.

I know a great deal about plants, animals, of my native country, and I saw a diversity of beetles, turtles, birds, etc., on my travel to the Galapagos Islands. As I observed the Galapagos Islands, and resulted that...