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Day 185. Charles Darwin

In february 2013 on February 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!

On February 12th 1809, Charles Darwin was born in England to a wealthy and well-connected family.  He is most famous for his book  ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection‘, published in 1859 and released to a doubting public backed by a fearful Church. The theory is now accepted as orthodoxy.

In addition to his scientific ideas, Darwin also wrote on a variety of other topics, including a list of the pros and cons of marriage – represented above in an illustrated panel reproduced thanks to BrainPickings: The Evolution of the Father of Evolution, Illustrated.

I guess it would be too much to expect him to be advanced in all avenues of thought…

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