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Thomas Henry Huxley

The publication of the Darwin and Wallace papers in 1858, and still more that of the ‘Origin’ in 1859, had the effect upon them of the flash of light, which to a man who has lost himself in a dark night, suddenly reveals a road which, whether it takes him straight home or not, certainly goes his way.

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Thomas Henry Huxley

Illustrating the Darwinian Debate

I did not study Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in a formal academic environment until I was in high school. When the topic of evolution did emerge in the curriculum, my teachers would preface the lecture with a caveat: studying evolution was not an attack on religion. 708 more words

Famous Scientists Who Believed in God - Part 10 - Gregor Mendel

 Gregor Mendel (1822-1884)

Mendel was the first to lay the mathematical foundations of genetics, in what came to be called “Mendelianism“. He began his research in 1856 (three years before Darwin published his Origin of Species) in the garden of the Monastery in which he was a monk. 139 more words


The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Some years ago, I was inspired to read Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. The urge had been driven by a single phrase, that life is “nasty, brutish, and short” that I kept running up against in various readings, most notably in the excellent  1,007 more words

Bears Evolving into Whales! | scottythinks

An interesting story surrounds the following passage from the first edition of Darwin’s Origin of Species. Here’s the passage: In North America the black bear was seen by Hearne swimming for hours … 6 more words

The Logic

#6: 50 Shades of Darwin

Originally released 25th March 2013

Its our evolution special! Mia quizzes Rhys to see how much he knows about evolution (never a good idea) and Rhys poses to Mia a radical way of spicing up the origin of species. 10 more words


Doing the crawl?

The life aquatic has lured many animal groups back into its liquid embrace. Marine iguanas, penguins, whales and dolphins, sea-cows and manatees, seals and sea-lions all returned to the sea from land (and air!) adapted forms. 927 more words

Charles Darwin