Charles Darwin in Galapagos

When did Charles Darwin go to the Galapagos Islands? and what is the meaning of the Theory of Evolution?

How much time did he spent exploring the Galapagos Islands?

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Darwin arrived to the Galapagos Islands on September 15th, 1835. He explored the Islands for a period of five weeks.

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution holds that variation within species occurs randomly and that the survival or extinction of each organism is determined by that organism's ability to adapt to its environment.

He set these theories forth in his book called, "The Origin of Species" in 1859.

Theory of Evolution Summary:

  • Variation: There is Variation in Every Population.


  • Competition: Organisms compete for limited resources.


  • Offspring: Organisms produce more Offspring than can survive.


  • Genetics: Organisms pass Genetic traits on to their offspring.


  • Natural Selection: Those organisms with the Most Beneficial Traits are more likely to Survive and Reproduce.


After publication of Origin of Species, Charles Darwin continued to write on botany, geology, and zoology until his death in 1882. He is buried in Westminster Abbey, England.

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