Darwin did not like school either

No one likes conventional school curriculum, and neither did Darwin. According to The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, Morse Peckham, published by J.M. Dent & Sons, 1909.

“He went to school at Shrewsbury, where he failed to profit from the strict classical curriculum there in force; nor did the regular professional courses at Edinburgh University, where he spent two years studying medicine, succeed in rousing his interest. In 1827 he was entered at Christ’s College, Cambridge, to study for the B. A. degree, preparatory to entering the Church; but while there his friendship with Henslow, the professor of botany, led to his enlarging his general scientific knowledge and finally to hit joining the expedition of the “Beagle” in the capacity of naturalist.”

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