Darwin in the Galapagos

The Woodstock of Evolution -- The World Summit on Evolution (ScientificAmerican.com): U.C. Berkeley Darwin scholar Frank J. Sulloway debunked the myth that Darwin discovered natural selection while in the Galapagos and became an evolutionist on the Beagle voyage. Darwin was a creationist from start to finish of the expedition, and he did not fully realize the importance of the Galapagos islands until he began work on his extensive specimen collection following his return to England. Because Darwin had not recorded the island locations from which most of his specimens came, he was forced to rely on the notes taken by other Beagle crew members, including Captain Fitz-Roy.


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