What Henslow taught Darwin

  title={What Henslow taught Darwin},
  author={David S. Kohn and Gina Murrell and John S. Parker and Mark Whitehorn},
How a herbarium helped to lay the foundations of evolutionary thinking.Agent of changeJohn Stevens Henslow has an important place in the history of science as the man who recommended Charles Darwin as a substitute when the naturalist's berth fell vacant aboard HMS Beagle. But he was more than a glorified travel agent. He has been credited with stimulating Darwin's interest in geology, and now analysis of Henslow's herbarium suggests that his approach to the classification of the species was an… 
Charles Darwin Solves the “Riddle of the Flower”; Or, Why Don't Historians of Biology Know about the Birds and the Bees?
This iconography captures a key development in the history of nineteenth-century science by depicting Charles Darwin as both the sun around which these acolytes orbited and the trunk from which their work sprung.
Charles Darwin’s Beagle Voyage, Fossil Vertebrate Succession, and “The Gradual Birth & Death of Species”
  • P. Brinkman
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of the history of biology
  • 2010
It seems certain that Charles Darwin was seriously contemplating transmutation during the Beagle voyage, and historians of science need to reconsider both the role of Britain’s expert naturalists and the importance of the fossil vertebrate evidence.
From Charles Darwin's botanical country-house studies to modern plant biology.
In this article, Darwin's botanical work is reviewed with reference to the following topics: the struggle for existence in the vegetable kingdom with respect to the phytochrome-mediated shade avoidance response; the biology of flowers and Darwin's plant-insect co-evolution hypothesis; climbing plants and the discovery of action potentials.
Darwin as a plant scientist: a Southern Hemisphere perspective.
A review of Darwin's botanical discoveries and experiments and relevant aspects of his geological investigations, with a focus on the Southern Hemisphere is brought together.
The Darwinian Revelation: Tracing the Origin and Evolution of an Idea
It is suggested that in teaching evolution today, educators could profitably draw on both Darwin's personal intellectual journey in coming to his ideas, and the compelling argument structure he devised in presenting his theory.
Inspiration in the Harness of Daily Labor: Darwin, Botany, and the Triumph of Evolution, 1859–1868
The Origin's reception followed this peculiar trajectory because Darwin had not initially tied its theory to productive original scientific investigation, which left him vulnerable to charges of reckless speculation.
Experimenting with Transmutation: Darwin, the Beagle, and Evolution
  • N. Eldredge
  • Sociology
    Evolution: Education and Outreach
  • 2008
Detailed analysis of Darwin’s scientific notes and other writings from the Beagle voyage reveals a focus on endemism and replacement of allied taxa in time and in space that began early in the
A Question of Individuality: Charles Darwin, George Gaylord Simpson and Transitional Fossils
  • N. Eldredge
  • Philosophy
    Evolution: Education and Outreach
  • 2009
Throughout his long career, Charles Darwin tended to think of himself primarily as a geologist. He had, after all, devised a theory of mountain uplift—as well as its inverse, the formation of coral
On the origins of observations of heterostyly in Primula.
The laboratory is pursuing the genes that underpin floral heteromorphy in Primula, work influenced by Darwin's observations and a journey into archives of botanical texts, herbals and florilegia, and correspondence archives, in search of earlier documents that could have influenced Darwin and the origins of an idea.
Tantalizing Tortoises and the Darwin-Galápagos Legend
Exploring the impact that Darwin’s Santiago visit had on his thinking – especially focusing on his activities in the highlands – raises intriguing questions about the depth of his understanding of the evolutionary evidence he encountered while in the Galápagos.


Darwin's conversion: The Beagle voyage and its aftermath
The issue of how and when Charles Darwin became an evolutionist has long fascinated his biographers; for, without his own conversion, the orthodox young Darwin would never have gone on to inspire the scientific revolution that now bears his name.
Darwin and his finches: The evolution of a legend
First collected by Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Archipelago, the Geospizinae, or "Darwin's finches," have rightly been celebrated as a classic instance of the workings of evolution through natural
Principles of Geology
One of the key works in the nineteenth-century battle between science and Scripture, Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (1830-33) sought to explain the geological state of the modern Earth by
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin
This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and
Journal Of Researches...
Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and
English Botany
THE third edition of “English Botany” was begun just thirty years since by Dr. Boswell (then Syme), and continued at somewhat uncertain intervals, the flowering plants being completed in 1872. The
Charles Darwin's zoology notes & specimen lists from H.M.S. Beagle
Introduction Acknowledgements Note on editorial policy Principal sources of references Zoology notes Specimen lists Specimens in spirits of wine Specimens not in spirits Index of animals and plants,
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