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.
In which I attempt to rewrite the wonderful final paragraph of ‘On the Origin of Species’ using only the 1,000 most common English words.
Today marks the 196th anniversary of the birth of one of my favourite mini-heroes of science, W.B. Tegetmeier.
William Whewell disagrees with Darwin, but doesn't dismiss him out of hand.
Amusing note left for my partner Jen.
If you consider yourself a Darwin groupie, or simply 'well-read', yet you still haven't read 'On the Origin of Species', why not make today's 150th anniversary of its publication the perfect excuse to start reading the damn thing?
Darwin's tangled bank was most surely in Blighty!
Minor howler on Darwinian fridge magnet shock!
Charles Darwin begins work on 'On the Origin of Species'.
On the first reviewer of Origin of Species, Whitwell Elwin.