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5th April - On this day in History

IN 1722 CE Eater Island (Rapa Nui) was discovered for the first time by Europeans by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen on, what was at the time, Easter Sunday… 69 more words


Not the center

I recently rewatched the movie Creation. In it, Paul Bettany portrays Charles Darwin in his middle age, in the throes of grief after his daughter’s death, struggling to produce his masterwork, afraid of the consequences if he finishes the great book. 565 more words


Does Darwin Eliminate Purpose?

            There is a way in which Darwin eliminates purpose from science. The Paley argument about the stone says that you don’t think that smooth stone was polished by a human being because you know that the friction of stones with water will makes them smooth. 797 more words

Philosophy & The Finer Things

Cosmos: Making Darwin Popular

Over a hundred and fifty years after Darwin published the Origin of Species, evolution of life on earth still remains a perplexing mystery to millions of Americans. 678 more words

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My favourite passage from a Science book

This passage stuck in my mind after attending the Darwin Day 2014 celebrations and I kept thinking about it when I was sitting at the pond. 227 more words

Book Quote

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. 34 more words

Charles Darwin's Birthday

It was recently Charles Darwin’s birthday, you can download all of his published works here,  http://darwin-online.org.uk/ including the origin of species, arguably one of the most important books ever written in terms of revolutionizing our understanding of who we are and our place in the universe.

Charles Darwin