Who knew the man hated by so many devout Christians was one himself.

Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, pioneered what may be both the most well-known and most controversial theories in the history of science. But there’s even more to the man than just a great scientific brain — and these 31 fascinating Charles Darwin facts prove it:

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31 Surprising Charles Darwin Facts Reveal The Man Behind The Theory Of Evolution
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Next, watch this three-minute breakdown of all the evidence of evolution you can find right on your own body. Then, delve deeper into Darwin and On the Origin of Species.

Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.
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