Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
He Helped Discover Evolution, And Then Became Extinct Ask most folks who came up with the theory of evolution, and theyll tell you it was Charles Darwin. In fact, Alfred Russel Wallace, another British naturalist, was a co-discoverer of the theory — though Darwin has gotten most of the credit. Wallace died 100 years ago this year.
Charles Darwin. "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.”