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Charles Darwin's Shrewsbury, 6 page feature, Pretty Nostalgic, Issue 14

A recent feature I did for forthcoming Issue 14 of Pretty Nostalgic magazine on Charles Darwin and his historical hometown of Shrewsbury, writing and photography, Sam Young, Design, Rae Edwards… 14 more words


The Mismeasure of Lovecraft - the "scientific" origins of his racism

A portrait of H.P. Lovecraft (factsandotherstubbonthings.blogspot.com)

Given the numerous recent discussions concerning H.P. Lovecraft’s attitude toward race, I thought I would investigate this from a scientific point of view.  1,161 more words

Who are we to judge

Charles Darwin was born into a moderately wealthy family in Shrewsbury. His father, Robert, had the largest medical practice outside of London at the time and his mother, Susannah Wedgwood, was from the family of wealthy pottery manufacturers. 591 more words


Shrewsbury, Etymology and Mob Rule

Rant coming up…

Quite a few English towns aren’t (locally) pronounced the way they’re spelt: Bicester, Wednesbury and Leominster spring to mind. I’ve never lived in any of those towns, but I have to wonder whether they give rise to the same acrimony as the evergreen controversy over the ‘correct’ pronunciation of Shrewsbury. 1,289 more words

David Harley

Alfred Russel Wallace - Charles Darwin - The Conspiracy

Alfred Russel Wallace – Charles Darwin – The Conspiracy


August 30, 1831 (a Tuesday)

On this date, Charles Darwin wrote to Revd. Henslow that his father would not allow him to go on the voyage of the HMS Beagle… 114 more words


On the Origin of Species - by Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species was a landmark and controversial work when it was first published; still surrounded by argument and debate, it is nevertheless an essential read for a complete understanding of our culture and evolution.