One of the most important works of the nineteenth century, at the end of the so-called “enlightenment”, is Charles Darwins’ Origin of the Species. It was from his observations of apes and the creatures of the Galapagos islands that he formed his grand theory of evolution. Despite being a devout Christian, Darwin postulated that we human beings are descended from apes and that to survive on the planet, only the fittest and most adaptable make it.
It is even more remarkable that he was able to come up with most of this whilst on board the ship HMS Beagle. How he was able to make do with his lab being tossed around by the waves of the Atlantic and Pacific is commendable. He probably would have yearned for the help of Laboratory Relocation Services like those provided by www.aportglobal.com/lab-relocation-services/.
Darwin’s journey on the Beagle enabled him to formulate the theories that were to have such a profound effect on the world. He was able to see and find perfectly preserved fossils and study examples of Marine life. The Beagle’s mission was to chart the coast of South America, but this also enabled Darwin to go inland and see the ancient Civilisations of the continent. This gave him a much greater insight into anthropological and social studies than many other writers, being so removed from the comfortable life of the English Gentleman and the educational academy of Europe, could ever hope to see.