Thursday, 12 February 2009

get it right

You didn't go to Cambridge to read theology. You didn't keep the contents of Origin of Species secret for 20 years because you were appalled by what they contained. You didn't say that we come from monkeys. The Origin of Species isn't about the origins of life. You didn't have a eureka moment in the Galapagos Islands. You weren't an atheist. And you didn't come up with the term 'survival of the fittest.' Oh, and there wasn't a tremendous outcry when Origin was published.

My round-up of Charles Darwin tributes (for More Intelligent Life) includes an expert fact-checker from Darwin's old college.

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