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Addendum: Darwin Day 2007

So, yes, here we are once more at Darwin Day, and I just wanted to take a moment here to mark the 198th anniversary of the birth of one of the individuals most responsible for shaping our current understanding of life on Earth. It is also a very fine day to reflect upon the power of the scientific method as a tool for unlocking the mysteries of the natural world.

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
— Charles Robert Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1st ed., 1859).

Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809-March 19,1882)

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Tags: biology, darwin, darwin day, raven red, science

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