Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and The Theory of Evolution

  1. Victorian Gentleman Scientists and Their Pursuits: Darwin’s Background
    1. Darwin’s Good Luck
    2. Cambridge Days (1827-1831) and a Golden Opportunity
    3. Victorian Scientific Enterprises
  1. The Voyage of the Beagle—1831-1836
    1. Hard Work and Hard Travelling
    2. Discoveries and Insights
    3. Normal Science and Private Thoughts: Return to England, 1836
  1. Humanity Receives a Blow to the Ego: On the Origin of Species , 1859
    1. Hesitation and Publication
    2. The Origin of Species and the Theory of Evolution
    3. Philosophical Context: Thomas Malthus and the Tierra del Fuegans
  1. The Evolution Controversy and The Descent of Man
    1. Darwin’s Application of Evolution
    2. T. H. Huxley and the Evolution of the Novel