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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was a British naturalist who achieved lasting fame by convincing the scientific community of the occurrence of evolution and proposing the theory that this could be explained through natural and sexual selection.

This theory is now considered the central explanatory paradigm in biology.

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