Charles Darwin


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Charles Darwin is most famous for his theory of evolution, and the theory of survival of the fittest.

Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England February 12, 1809.

Darwin died in London, on April 19, 1882

Darwin married his first cousin Emma and had 10 children together, three of which died at early ages.


Charles Darwin created the theory of evolution and survival of the fittest, both stood against everything that religions at the time. Darwin knew that he had made enemies and people would try to prove him wrong. So he stayed in his home most of his life, doing his research there. This is where he began developing his many phobias, that eventually led to his death.

Darwin began his journey on the HMS Beagle, where he traveled around the world collecting specimen and sending back to his house, a whopping 5,436 specimen to study when he got home.

Darwin's Bio

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The Beginning of the End

Darwin started to vomit very frequently and began working up to every time he ate. He suffered from symptoms such as nausea, headaches, dizziness, numbness, boils, insomnia, depression, and bad gas for fifty years.


He tried many different things to keep his food down, this included bismuth, opium, chalk, and carbonate of ammonia. Nothing helped so he decided to swallow his fears and go to Dr. Gully's Water-Cure Spa and lie down on a wooden table and get rubbed and slapped by wet towels until his skin turned red. They also aimed 650 gallons of ice cold water at his spine through a narrow pipe. This worked for thirty days, the reason was that he wasn't bending over vats of formaldehyde and skinning ducks with his bare hands.

How He Croaked

Charles Darwin died from having many phobias that caused him to break out into breathlessness, nausea, dizziness, and anxiety. Darwin died from having a heart attack in his wife's arms. This heart attack was caused from all the anxiety and stress from having the phobias.

The Phobia Vocabulary

• Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - The fear of long words.

• Panophobia - The fear of everything.

• Agoraphobia - The fear of leaving the house

• Tonitrophobia - The fear of thunder.

• Barophobia - The fear of gravity.

Treatment Today

Phobias today are treated in a few different ways. One way is called desensitization, where a person with the phobia is exposed to their fear at certain times until negative reactions are eliminated or minimal. Flooding is the act of exposing the afflicted person to their fear for prolonged amounts of time until eliminated. Graded exposure is when a person with a phobia gradually begins to expose themselves to their fear steps at a time until the fear is minimal or eliminated. Biofeedback is a therapy with electronic monitoring to further help the treatment.

The treatment for phobias