The Victorian Age C. Darwin

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The Victorian Age C. Darwin

  1. 1. The Victorian Age Charles Darwin Raffaele Nardella http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images2/darwin.jpg
  2. 2. Voyage round the World <ul><li>1831 – 1836 </li></ul><ul><li>Finches of the Galapagos Islands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating Habits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Influence of Linnaeus, Lamarck, Malthus </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.iciclesoftware.com/galapagos/gifs/mapgalap2.gif
  3. 3. “ The Origin of Species” 1859 <ul><li>Not immutable biological types </li></ul><ul><li>Life as struggle for survival </li></ul><ul><li>Natural selection </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous span of time </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic mutations at random </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/exhibits/darwin/originb.jpg
  4. 4. “ The Descent of Man” 1871 <ul><li>Man and Apes  same progenitor </li></ul><ul><li>Man away from the centre of Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Freud – Copernicus - Darwin </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://scienceblogs.com/afarensis/upload/2007/06/sex_select_Darwin.jpg

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