In 1842, Charles Darwin and his wife Emma moved their young family to Down (now Downe), a village about 15 miles south of central London. They were seeking a country retreat, a place to raise their children away from the city, where the air was filled with coal smoke and the streets with sewage. 1,303 more words
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by Tim Harding, B.Sc.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is best known for his major contributions to evolutionary theory. In 1859, Darwin published his theory of natural selection as the mechanism of evolution in his revolutionary book… 2,143 more words
Today, I tell you a simple story. Its a story, many a times told and retold. A story of colonies and slavery, of a rapidly industrializing England, of corn and sugar, of the Irish and the Blacks, and importantly, of a crazy racist thinker Thomas Carlyle, who would give economics its “dismal” identity, which has lasted a whole 156 years after the term was coined in 1859. 1,386 more words
QUITO, Ecuador – A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. 87 more words
— according to al jazeera, the wolf volcano, sitting on the northern tip of isabela island (the largest in the archipelago) erupted last monday at approximately 1:30 am local time for the first time in 33 years, having last been active in the 80s and now endangering the galapagos islands animals… 10 more words
On this date in 1805, the Christian church lost one of its ablest and most-remembered defenders. William Paley—Anglican minister, professor, and author—is permanently associated with the analogy of a watchmaker and the God of personal theism. 1,491 more words