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today’s birthday: Charles Darwin (1809)

Charles Darwin (1809)

Darwin was an English naturalist who developed the modern theory of evolution. Along with naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, he proposed the principle of natural selection: the mechanism by which advantageous variations are passed on to later generations and less advantageous traits slowly disappear. Darwin’s intensely controversial theory of evolution aroused widespread argument and debate among scientists and religious leaders. How did Darwin view religion and God? More… Discuss

quotation: ‘Love is…the principal means of escape from the loneliness…’ – Bertrand Russell

Love is…the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Discuss

QUOTATION: Charles Darwin

It has been a bitter mortification for me to digest the conclusion that the ‘race is for the strong’ and that I shall probably do little more but be content to admire the strides others made in science.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Discuss


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National Geographic Live!: Here on Earth

Scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery examines the impact of humans on the planet and asks if our species will survive.