Darwin, the Beagle, and Finches: Darwin Discovers Evidence of Natural Selection

Charles Darwin developed the theory of natural selection by examining the way thirteen varieties of finches' beaks adapted to the food available in their local area. This chapter explains and provides examples of three types of natural selection. The scientific evidence for evolution and natural selection highlights the complexity of biological design. [Image thumbnail: Wilfred Marissen / Shutterstock.com]

Copyright: 2006
Grades: Gr. 9 - Gr. 12   edit