Well, the world celebrated the Birthday of Charles Darwin on the twelfth of February, a few days back. International Darwin’s Day was observed in many Universities and Colleges of the World where special events and conferences marked our tribute to one of the greatest naturalists and Scientists of our time. This unassuming man defied his fate so to speak and became a scientist instead of a clergyman, much against his father’s wishes.

Battling his intense fear of the sea, he undertook the now legendary voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, and collected and classified a colossal number of specimens, both plant and animal. In fact, he even collected mineral rocks and skeletal remains. So great was his passion for collection and identification, that he began observing details that had earlier been overlooked. From these details emerged a theory and he wrote his seminal work, “On The Origin of Species”.

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