- a port in N Australia, capital of the Northern Territory: destroyed by a cyclone in
1974 but rebuilt on the same site. Pop: 129 062 (2011) Former name (1869–1911): Palmerston
- Charles (Robert). 1809–82, English naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection,
expounded in On the Origin of Species (1859) and applied to man in The Descent of Man (1871)
- his grandfather, Erasmus. 1731–1802, English physician and poet; author of Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life (1794–96), anticipating Lamarck's views on evolution
- Sir George Howard, son of Charles Darwin. 1845–1912, English astronomer and mathematician noted for
his work on tidal friction
Example Sentences Including 'Darwin'
A very clever gentleman called Darwin proved that scientifically.
Darwin Pozo went down swinging against two masked gunmen who stormed into his apartment bent on robbing him, police said yesterday.
Toronto Sun (2003)
From up in Queensland most of the time, but I remember I got a couple from Darwin.
In 1858 a younger, bolder naturalist sent Darwin an outline of his theory of evolution.
THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
It is a serious concern, however, that the same could happen to the Darwin Mounds at any time.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Pte ? ? Flaithearta's body was yesterday flown to Darwin , Australia, where a post-mortem was to be held this morning.
Irish Times (2002)
So Darwin 's `warm little pond "seems to be ruled out as an origin site.
New Scientist (1998)
There have been few individuals whose academic work has had quite such an impact on the world as Charles Darwin.
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