I'd heard the legend, of course. Every Darwin groupie has. The missing photograph of the two co-discoverers of evolution by means of Natural Selection, Darwin and Wallace, standing side-by-side. Together. In the same frame.
After decades of mysterious ailments, and a short, final illness, Charles Darwin died at 4 o’clock in the afternoon of Wednesday 19th April 1882, at Down House, Downe, in Kent. He should be accounted a hero in anyone’s book.
News of an event which might be of interest to those of you within easy reach of London (although it will also be available online).
I've just posted my entry for the National Secular Society's 'Secular Thought for the Day' competition on my personal website.