In my research into fossils in early American works for children, mention of Charles Darwin has been conspicuously absent, perhaps because the editors of early American periodicals for children weren’t sure they understood the theories enough to present them, probably because his theories didn’t fit well with the theories of the editors about the history of the planet. 569 more words
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I spent several days reading the article “Was Darwin Wrong?” Trying to understand and make sense of the article. I then realize that Darwin wasn’t wrong nor was he right and that his theory was just A Theory; a system of ideas intended to explain something. 189 more words
This stunning photograph comes from James Pegrum, with his beautiful recreation of one the most important ships ever to sail.
The HMS Beagle was an unremarkable 10-gun Cherokee-class vessel that served with the Royal Navy and HM Customs and Excise from 1820 until it was scrapped half a century later in 1870. 20 more words