Charles Darwin was born on February 12th 1809. In 1831 he graduated from college.
After Darwin graduated he did not know what to do with his life. His parents wanted him to be a doctor but, Darwin did not want to be a doctor.
Darwin decided to sign up for a 5- year voyage around the world. He was a naturalist, which is a scientist that study's nature. During the trip Darwin discovered many things which made him come up with a theory about evolution.
One discovery that Darwin found was the difference between the way a finch acted, based on their habitat. He found that the same type of Finch gets their food differently based on their enviorment.
This discovery made Darwin puzzled and confused. But After struggling with his ideas for about 20 years he came up with a hypothesis about how this could have happened. Darwin proposed that the theory of evolution happened through natural selection. Natural Selection is where well-adapted organisms survive and reproduce more successfully, then less well adapted organisms do.
Darwin died on April 19th 1882. His discovery helped scientists find out the parts he was missing like , how variation occurs.