I was born in 1809 and I grew up in a religious household. I trained as a doctor in school but later realised I am much more passionate about animals and plants so I became a naturalist
In 1831, I then went on a journey which lasted 5 days! The journey is commonly known as 'Voyage of the Beagle'. On this journey, I collected plants, animals and rocks from around the world to take to England
I also took this hand dandy journal with me to write my observations such as some similarities of rocks and plants and animals!
I mean look at them! Aren't they adorable?
I then landed in Galapogos island and I soon made some observations such as how the beaks of finches were different in different islands as well as the environments.
I believe these finches are related to common ancestors from Chile, where I observed some familiar finches
Throughout my journey I used my journal a lot! I wrote down examples and compared living organisms and fossils. I believe that they come from the same ancestors even though they are extinct!
I also believe that all organisms have a common ancestor and gradually change overtime. This is now, proudly know as the theory of evolution!
As I noticed that there was often variations between organisms, I thought that the animals have a greater chance of living when they are suited to a particular environment. Therefore, they are more likely to reproduce producing offspring with similar characteristics to their own parents!
This is known as 'natural selection' or 'survival or the fittest'. My ideas were criticised when the public first heard it, sometimes I believe it's due to religious reasons, but that didn't stop me!
Look where I am now! Someone is making a comic strip about me! Anyways, this is my life, I hope you enjoyed the journey!