Butler was the grandfather of Samuel Butler the science writer and critic of Darwinism. On 22 October matriculates with his brother Erasmus at the University of Edinburgh. Registers for medical courses. First lecture on 26 October.
He was the grandson of two prominent abolitionists: Painting of seven-year-old Charles Darwin in Both families were largely Unitarianthough the Wedgwoods were adopting Anglicanism. The eight-year-old Charles already had a taste for natural history and collecting when he joined the day school run by its preacher in That July, his mother died.
From Septemberhe joined his older brother Erasmus attending the nearby Anglican Shrewsbury School as a boarder. Darwin found lectures dull and surgery distressing, so he neglected his studies.
He learned taxidermy in around 40 daily hour-long sessions from John Edmonstonea freed black slave who had accompanied Charles Waterton in the South American rainforest.
He learned the classification of plants, and assisted with work on the collections of the University Museumone of the largest museums in Europe at the time.
As Darwin was unqualified for the Triposhe joined the ordinary degree course in January He became a close friend and follower of botany professor John Stevens Henslow and met other leading parson-naturalists who saw scientific work as religious natural theologybecoming known to these dons as "the man who walks with Henslow".
In his final examination in January Darwin did well, coming tenth out of candidates for the ordinary degree. Inspired with "a burning zeal" to contribute, Darwin planned to visit Tenerife with some classmates after graduation to study natural history in the tropics.
The ship was to leave in four weeks on an expedition to chart the coastline of South America. As FitzRoy had intended, Darwin spent most of that time on land investigating geology and making natural history collections, while HMS Beagle surveyed and charted coasts.
Most of his zoology notes are about marine invertebrates, starting with plankton collected in a calm spell. He identified the little-known Megatherium by a tooth and its association with bony armour, which had at first seemed to him to be like a giant version of the armour on local armadillos.
The finds brought great interest when they reached England. Three Fuegians on board had been seized during the first Beagle voyagethen during a year in England were educated as missionaries. Darwin found them friendly and civilised, yet at Tierra del Fuego he met "miserable, degraded savages", as different as wild from domesticated animals.
Unlike his scientist friends, he now thought there was no unbridgeable gap between humans and animals.
The Fuegian they had named Jemmy Button lived like the other natives, had a wife, and had no wish to return to England. High in the Andes he saw seashells, and several fossil trees that had grown on a sand beach. He theorised that as the land rose, oceanic islands sank, and coral reefs round them grew to form atolls.
He heard that slight variations in the shape of tortoise shells showed which island they came from, but failed to collect them, even after eating tortoises taken on board as food.
Zoologists had a huge backlog of work, and there was a danger of specimens just being left in storage. The armour fragments were actually from Glyptodona huge armadillo-like creature as Darwin had initially thought.
On the same day, he presented his mammal and bird specimens to the Zoological Society. The ornithologist John Gould soon announced that the Galapagos birds that Darwin had thought a mixture of blackbirds" gros-beaks " and fincheswere, in fact, twelve separate species of finches.
Darwin stayed with his freethinking brother Erasmuspart of this Whig circle and a close friend of the writer Harriet Martineauwho promoted Malthusianism underlying the controversial Whig Poor Law reforms to stop welfare from causing overpopulation and more poverty.
As a Unitarian, she welcomed the radical implications of transmutation of speciespromoted by Grant and younger surgeons influenced by Geoffroy. Darwin had not labelled the finches by island, but from the notes of others on the ship, including FitzRoy, he allocated species to islands.
By mid-March, Darwin was speculating in his Red Notebook on the possibility that "one species does change into another" to explain the geographical distribution of living species such as the rheas, and extinct ones such as the strange Macraucheniawhich resembled a giant guanaco.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume 1: Including an Autobiographical Chapter (v.
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