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Was Darwin a vegetarian?

Er, no he wasn’t…

12-Feb-1834: Darwin's 25th birthday, Patagonia

How Charles Darwin spent his 25th birthday.

W.B. Tegetmeier

This article was first published on 04-Nov-2012: William Bernhardt Tegetmeier's 196th birthday. For every giant that strides the scientific world like a colossus, there are many thousands more mini-heroes of science whose contributions are sometimes overlooked or forgotten. One of my particular favourite mini-heroes is William Bernhardt Tegetmeier, whose 196th birthday gives me the perfect…

25-Dec-1833: The HMS Beagle Olympics

On Christmas Day 1831, the crew of HMS Beagle held their own ’Olympic Games’ at Port Desire in Patagonia.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Thanks to Charles Darwin, we now have an answer to this hoary old chestnut…

Was Darwin a believer in homeopathy?

As always, don’t believe a word homeopaths tell you…

Doesn't Evolution break the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

It would be in big trouble if it did…

Didn't Darwin admit that the eye was too complex to have evolved?

Don’t believe the quote-miners…

Didn’t Darwin recant his theory of evolution on his deathbed, and embrace Christianity?

A lie that refuses to die…

Isn't Evolution Only a Theory?

Less of the ‘only’, if you don't mind…