An exploration of how Darwin kept track of his various notes, enabling him to produce a huge body of work.
In which Darwin gets to work on species, and I disappear down a research rabbit-hole. With loads of links to recent Darwin- and evolution-related stories.
160 years after Darwin ‘stirred up the mud’, the ‘controversy’ over evolution by means of natural selection was settled long ago, as far as the scientific community is concerned.
Our fifth newsletter marks the anniversary of Charles Darwin setting sail aboard HMS Beagle.
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On 14 May 1856, Charles Darwin recorded in his journal that, on the advice of his friend Charles Lyell, after almost 20 years exploring the subject, he had finally begun writing a ‘sketch’ of his ideas on species.
On 20th February 1835, while taking a rest in a wood in Valvidia, Southern Chile, Charles Darwin experienced a major earthquake.
On 10th January 1860, Charles Darwin wrote to his good friend the geologist Charles Lyell, humorously describing mankind’s ancestor.
In 1841, Darwin's ill-health evidently left him with low expectations of his future ability to contribute to science.
Charles Darwin finally went public with his theory of evolution by means of Natural Selection on 1st July 1858.
On 18th June 1858, Charles Darwin received the biggest bombshell of his scientific career: it looked as if he was about to be scooped!
Why not permanently?