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February 12, 2019by Dr. Marianna Ricci, DVM - Medical + Science Writer and Communicator London, 1837– A young man is home from the voyage on the Beagle brig, a 5 years trip around the world that will determine his entire career. The desk is full of notes and specimens collected during the expedition and the naturalist feels that animal and plants may change over time. Charles grabs his red leather notebook and writes “I think” at the top of page 36. He knows he’s a terrible artist but starts doodling while brainstorming about his theory and sketches an irregularly branched tree - species evolving...

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