Charles Darwin, the main proponent of the theory of evolution based on natural selection, built up much of his evidence for this theory during a five-year voyage around the world. His voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle was instrumental not only in the establishment of his theory, but also in the application of the scientific method to the study of nature. Darwin published his theory of evolution in his book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection". His studies were so thorough that the scientific world never challenged his findings. However, his findings were, and continue to be, challenged on philosophical and religious grounds. Darwin's research opened many new lines of inquiry, and inspired a wave of new biological research.
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Colossus • Copernicus' Observatory • Cure for Cancer • Great Library • Great Lighthouse • Great Wall • Hanging Gardens • Hoover Dam • Internet • J.S. Bach's Cathedral • Knights Templar • Leonardo's Workshop • Longevity • Magellan's Voyage • Manhattan Project • Mausoleum of Mausollos • Newton's University • Oracle • Pyramids • SETI Program • Shakespeare's Theater • Sistine Chapel • Smith's Trading Company • Statue of Zeus • Sun Tzu's Art of War • Temple of Artemis • Theory of Evolution • United Nations • Universal Suffrage
Apollo Program • Battlefield Medicine • Forbidden Palace • Heroic Epic • Intelligence Agency • Iron Works • Military Academy • Pentagon • Secret Police Headquarters • Strategic Missile Defense • Wall Street