Darwin and Darwinism 2.1 Darwin's Life
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Privately, Darwin early on decided he could not practice medicine. Buthis already serious inclination toward science was considerablystrengthened at Edinburgh both by some fine scientific lectures inchemistry, geology and anatomy and by the mentoring of Dr. RobertGrant. Grant certainly knew that young Charles was Erasmus Darwin'sgrandson; Grant expounded evolutionary ideas derived fromJean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles’ grandfather. But his primarygift to Charles was introducing him to marine invertebrate anatomy andthe use of the microscope as a scientific tool and as an aid todissecting extremely small creatures dredged out of the Firth ofForth. Darwin joined an Edinburgh scientific society, the Plineansociety, of which Grant was a prominent member, and presented twolectures that reported discoveries he had made while working withGrant. This interest in marine invertebrates was to be a life longobsession, climaxing in his massive four-volume contribution to thecomparative anatomy and systematics of fossil and living Cirripedia or‘barnacles’. (Barrett & Freeman 1988,vols. 11–13)
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