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Book launch: ‘On the Moor: Science, History and Nature on a Country Walk’

158 years ago today saw the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Darwin was staying on the edge of Ilkley Moor at the time, just 13 miles as the curlew flies from where I type these words. What better excuse could I possibly need for choosing today to launch my own medium…

If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys?

This is a question frequently posed by creationists—and quite often by perfectly rational people…

Was Darwin left-handed?

There are a lot of people on the internet who claim Charles Darwin was left-handed…

Was Darwin a vegetarian?

Er, no he wasn’t…

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…

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 of his Theory of Evolution on his deathbed and embrace Christianity?

A lie that refuses to die…