Darwin.Voyage

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This is a 14-slide PowerPoint Presentation about Charles Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle and what he observed.

This is a 14-slide PowerPoint Presentation about Charles Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle and what he observed.

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  • 1. Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle
  • 2. Meet Charles Darwin
    • Lackadaisical student
    • Lover of nature
    • Medical school drop-out
  • 3. The Voyage of the Beagle
  • 4. What did he see?
  • 5. Remains of marine organisms in uniform layers at high elevations
  • 6. Bones of mammals that no longer existed
  • 7. Variation on neighboring islands
  • 8. Geologic Activity
  • 9. A Terrible, Destabilizing Sense of Wonder
    • Darwin was both a biologist and a geologist on this trip
    • Geology dominated his thoughts….land sinking, mountains rising…
    • Slow changes to the Earth
    • Geology was a dynamic thing
  • 10. When he returned, he collaborated with other scientists
  • 11. “I think…”
  • 12. A Dangerous Idea
  • 13. Finally
  • 14. “ There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”