Author Archives: Richard Carter, FCD

About Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Personal website | Facebook | Twitter

Charles Darwin on the family tree of languages

In ‘On the Origin of Species’, Darwin hypothesises that the family tree of languages must closely reflect the family tree of the different races of mankind that speak them.

New book review

'A Buzz in the Meadow' by Dave Goulson.

Darwin & Fitzroy play, Reading

Darwin groupies in or near Reading in Berkshire this coming week might like to check out the new play, Darwin & Fitzroy, by Juliet Aykroyd.

New book review

Over in the ‘Reviews’ section, there's a new book review of ‘The Making of the Fittest’ by Sean B Carroll.

PZ Myers in God's Own County

The Friends of Charles Darwin's home town was Pharyngulated last night, when PZ Myers paid a visit to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

PZ Myers goes to church

Photo of PZ Myers in a church in Hebden Bridge yesterday.

New book review

Over in our ‘Reviews’ section, there is a new book review of ‘Darwin's On the Origin of Species: a Modern Rendition’ by Daniel Duzdevich.

Golf: the Darwin connection

As we all know, absolutely everything has a Charles Darwin connection. As golf's 143rd Open Championship tees off in my native Wirral, I find evidence of its Darwin connection on display.

Nigel Longhurst (1954–2014)

I am sad to report that my good friend and Friends of Charles Darwin co-founder, Nigel Longhurst, died on 5th June.

Bookshelf triage

Over on my personal website, I've just published a new piece about trying to free up space on my over-full bookshelves. You shouldn't be at all surprised to hear that Charles Darwin is mostly to blame.