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…