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Today in history - Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species published-24.11.1859
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On the Origin of Species published-24.11.1859
Today in history - November 24, 1859


The first printing of Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species sold out in a matter of days. Darwin considered the volume a short abstract of the ideas he'd been developing about evolution by natural selection for decades. He'd been building on his ideas since his five-year journey in the 1830s to the South American coast, the Galapagos Islands, and other regions on the British ship Beagle.

Darwin's book immediately attracted attention and controversy, not only from the scientific community, but also from the general public, who were ignited by the social and religious implications of the theory. Darwin eventually produced six editions of this book.Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life remains in print, in many languages.






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