November 24th 1859 – Charles Darwin Publishes On the Origin of Species

November 24th 1859 – Charles Darwin Publishes On the Origin of SpeciesRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Much like Galileo Galilei before him, the British biologist Charles Darwin upended centuries of thought when he published his theories in On the Origin of Species on November 24, 1859. By forwarding ideas that allowed for the gradual development of significant differences between animals over hundreds of generations, he created the science of evolutionary biology and sparked a firestorm of controversy with the Christian church. Though the possibility of some sort of process for the distinct characteristics among species had been forwarded before, none of the early theorists managed to create an […]