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When did Charles Darwin discover natural selection?

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Most of his key insights were gained on the famous voyage of the HMS Beagle. In particular when he visited the Galapagos islands, where he noticed variations in species between the islands that rendered the animals slightly more suitable to the environments of where they were found. His experiences on the Galapagos were not the only place he found evidence for natural selection however, he also studied earthworms and artificial selection in dogs and pigeons among other things. His body of work was really quite immense, more than most realise
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