Randal Keynes: When Darwin Is In Your Family Tree The conservationist and author talks about the global impact and the singular personal life of his great-great grandfather, Charles Darwin — a man whose earth-shaking views about nature, biology and faith were greatly influenced by the death of his 10-year-old daughter Annie.
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Randal Keynes: When Darwin Is In Your Family Tree

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Randal Keynes: When Darwin Is In Your Family Tree

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Randal Keynes is a conservationist and author who is actively involved in the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Have you ever wondered about the personal life of the man who developed the theory of evolution?

On today's Fresh Air, the conservationist Randal Keynes — Charles Darwin's great-great grandson — talks about the man behind the science: his relationship with his wife, Emma, and how they handled the death of their daughter.

In 2002, Keynes wrote a book on the subject called Annie's Box, which shares personal letters and diaries documenting how Darwin cared for his daughter in the last months of her life. The book is the basis for the new film Creation.