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On this day …


Today in 1831, Charles Darwin left Plymouth on board the HMS Beagle for a voyage that would be epoch-making in the history of science. He would return to England on the 2nd of October 1836. In 1837 he would begin a series of notebooks that would culminate in his 1842 “pencil sketch” of his theory of transmutation through natural selection.


  1. #1 Mike Kaspari
    December 27, 2006

    Its worth remembering that Darwin was 22 and fresh out of college when he boarded the Beagle.

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