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Charles Darwin was an English Naturalist who lived between 1809-1882. He laid the foundations for the modern science of biology, and changed how other scientists understood the appearance of life on Earth.
In 1859, following 30 years of study and travels, Darwin published a book called The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, which started a scientific revolution. It showed that life on Earth is constantly changing and only the fittest organisms survive.
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