12 February 2007

The father of "develop over time"...

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! If Darwin were alive today, he would be turning 198 today. Not too bad for a guy who sailed around the world on a ship propelled only by sails, the HMS Beagle. This man turned the scientific community on it's ear when he proposed the idea that species change over time after he studied many different species in the Galapagos Islands, particularly finches. Interesting that such a non-descript man would study such an ordinary species and cause such a stir, the repercussions of which are still rippling throughout the biological community today. Kudos to a great scientist who, despite persecution was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in.

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