The home of the Wedgwood family until the death of Josiah Wedgwood.
An extinct ground-dwelling relative of the sloth.
Charles Darwin's childhood home in Shrewsbury, England.
Full name: Royal Society of London for the Promotion of Natural Knowledge. Founded in 1660 and granted a royal charter by Charles II in 1662, the society served as a meeting place for independent scientists. In 1665 it started publishing a journal of research by its members, the Philosophical Transactions. Famous members include Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
The X Club was a private group of scientists who opposed religious explanations for natural phenomena. Tyndall, Hooker, and Huxley were members.
Voyage of the Beagle
1831–1836. The HMS Beagle, captained by Robert FitzRoy, spent five years mapping the coast of South America. Charles Darwin joined the Beagle as a naturalist and it was on this trip that he made many of the observations that contributed to his invention of the theory of evolution by natural selection.