For this assignment, research the life and times of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution.

 Darwin was one of the seminal figures in the development of our current understanding of Evolution.

 Give an explanation of what it was that Darwin proposed and how it differed from the understanding of the natural world in his day. This is not merely a book report on Darwin, do not copy from web sites you may find.


Darwin was aware of the controversial nature of his ideas and was at pains to collect as much evidence as possible

 to support his ideas. What was so controversial? How has this controversy continued to this day?