By Gordon B. Hamby
On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin’s book "On the Origin of Species by
Means of Natural Selection" was published.
Darwin wrote the work after
his return in 1837 from a five-year global research expedition via
steamship. Following his journey, he conducted extensive research in his
own lab that included examining plant and animal species, and studying
This groundbreaking piece on transmutation and human
evolution shook the scientific world and society at large then, and to
this day remains central to the scientific and social realms of research
and knowledge concerning human development.