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Darwin explained his theory of evolution in 1859 after a 5 year voyage aboard HMS Beagle, studying wildlife and fossils in many parts of the world.
Darwin's theory says that species evolved through a process called natural selection. He said that more young of a species are born than can survive, and that the ones to survive were those that inherit successful characterisitics from their parents. In turn, these survivors have young of their own and, over a long time, more and more of the young inherit successful characteristics until they are so different to the earlier species that a new species has evolved.
Evidence to support Darwin's theory comes from the study of fossils, the study of different species living in different places, and from DNA which gives chemical clues to evolution.
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