Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

BIOLOGIST

Father of evolutionary science whose 1859 book The Origin of Species first introduced the concept of natural selection. His theories, which helped support evolution, made him a controversial figure.
  • When was
    Charles Darwin born?

    Charles Darwin was born on Sunday, February 12, 1809

  • Where was
    Charles Darwin born?

    Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England

  • How old is
    Charles Darwin?

    Charles Darwin is 210


Best Quotes

  • A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
  • It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
  • I am not the least afraid to die.
  • The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery. Happiness is never better exhibited than by young animals, such as puppies, kittens, lambs, &c., when playing together, like our own children. Even insects play together, as has been described by that excellent observer, P. Huber, who saw ants chasing and pretending to bite each other, like so many puppies.
  • The most energetic workers I have encountered in my world travels are the vegetarian miners of Chile.
  • There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties.... The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.¬†We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.
  • The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
  • 'Animals whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equals.'
  • We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
  • We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
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