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Charles Darwin

             "Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power by graduation"(Charles Darwin, 1859). In the following I will tell about Charles Darwin's life, theories, etc. .
             Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12,1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His parents were Robert Waring Darwin and Susannah Wedgwood. He had five brothers and sisters. He was a British naturalist, and he became famous for his theories of evolution and natural selection. His theory was that all the life on earth evolved over millions of years from common ancestors. Around 1831 he was a naturalist aboard the H.M.S Beagle and took a voyage that lasted from December 27, 1831 to October 2, 1836. He found different things in the many areas that he visited. On the Galapagos Islands he discovered that many variations among plants and animals of the same general type as those in South America, where he found fossils of extinct animals that were similar to modern species. He saw that within species no two individuals were alike. Everywhere he went he collected specimens to take home with him. When he arrived home in London he researched his findings.
             Not long after his return from his expedition did he become an evolutionist and at this time he began to search for an apparatus that might give explanation for the evolutionary process. Darwin's theories were not finished though until he read "Malthus" Essay on the Principle of Population of Population." At this time he realized that the driving power behind evolution was reproductive competition among members of the same group. To place Darwin's psychology in its appropriate perspective, one should view him as an accurately revolutionary scholar, a man who was in search to conquer the traditional beginning of the living world.
             With Darwin's research he came up with several similar theories. First, he believed that evolution did occur. Second, he believed that evolutionary change was gradual, which would have taken millions of years.

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