jan 1, 1831 - Beagle voyage transforms Darwin (1831-1836)
When Charles Darwin begins his voyage around the world, he intends to spend his life in the clergy. But five years later, at the end of what was to be a two-year trip, he is a changed man. He is now committed to a life in science, discovering nature's laws. ANd the collections he returns with -- particularly fossils from South America and creatures from the Galapagos Islands -- become the basis of his budding ideas about evolution.
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