Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection is an achievement based on combining empirical observation and novel theoretical hypotheses. The most important part of these observations was collected by Darwin during his service as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle.
- Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin (1845)
Photo: Darwin's residence Down House in Kent, London, where he lived and worked for 40 years (Karin Niffeler, 2007).
Graphics are reproduced with permission from John van Wyhe ed., The complete Work of Charles Darwin Online.