Galapagos People: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was the author of the theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

Evolution is the process by which a species’ physical characteristics change over successive generations. Because of genetic variation, species’ tend to adapt to their environments through evolution. Evolution, therefore, is essential for a species to better survive in an existing environment and respond positively to a changing environment. Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace were the first scientists to propose this as a theory.

Glossary of Galapagos