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Evolving Ideas: Who Was Charles Darwin?

This video for high-school students highlights Charles Darwin's personal struggle to bring to light his theory of evolution through natural selection, which meant going against societal norms of the time. In this brief portrait, students will discover how his upbringing, curiosity, and passion for natural history, his voyage on the Beagle, and his reliance on scientific process led to the publication of his groundbreaking book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

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Evolving Ideas: Who Was Charles Darwin?

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The Age of Darwin

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