Discussion 2: Who was Charles Darwin?
Now that you’ve read about Charles Darwin and Natural Selection in both your textbook (Chapter 1) and the David Quammen article (Was Darwin Wrong?), you should have some insights into Darwin’s education and family background, his approach to scientific ideas, and the moral and professional struggles that influenced his thinking about evolution and the mechanism of natural selection.
For this discussion, you are asked to identify and discuss one aspect about Darwin that you feel played an important role in the development of his theory of evolution through natural selection.
The Discussion Postings are graded in this class. Your original entry must be at least 150 words long and your comment to another classmate will be at least 100 words.