On this day in 1858, Darwin and Wallace's joint paper on evolution by means of Natural Selection was read to the Linnean Society.
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.
I've just posted my entry for the National Secular Society's 'Secular Thought for the Day' competition on my personal website.
Four years ago today, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden. I am pleased to report that it is doing well, and has now grown into a magnificent, erm, small sapling.
How Charles Darwin spent his 25th birthday.
Humorously describing mankind's ancestor.
I have just posted a review of Dr L.R. Croft's book ‘Darwin and Lady Hope: the Untold Story’. I was not convinced by his thesis that Charles Darwin did indeed return to Christianity on his deathbed.
On Christmas Day 1831, the crew of HMS Beagle held their own ’Olympic Games’ at Port Desire in Patagonia.