If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
– Charles Darwin
born in Mount House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, The United Kingdom February 12, 1809
died: April 19, 1882
genre: Science, Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery remains the foundation of biology, as it provides a unifying logical explanation for the diversity of life.