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The Origin of the Species: Buckminster to Buckminster, the fiery Darwinian torch was passed. "Books can ignite fires in your mind because they carry ideas for kindling," the minister told his son. "Whatever would Deacon Hurd say if he knew you were reading Charles Darwin?"

He Helped Discover Evolution, And Then Became Extinct

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.

The Voyage of the Beagle [with Biographical Introduction] by Charles Darwin. $3.59. Author: Charles Darwin. Publisher: Digireads.com (March 30, 2004). 555 pages

Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy RN (5 July 1805 – 30 April 1865) achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, and as a pioneering meteorologist who made accurate weather forecasting a reality. He was an able surveyor and hydrographer and served as Governor of New Zealand from 1843 to 1845.

Darwin’s fox is found in only two places in Chile: the Nahuelbuta National Park and on the Island of Chiloè. These carnivores feed on mammals, reptiles, beetles and other invertebrates. Named after scientist Charles Darwin, who discovered the species in 1834, Darwin’s foxes are critically endangered.