Happy Birthday, Mr Darwin
February 12, 2009 1:43 AM   Subscribe


 
Also, don't forget the great In Our Time Special (4 episodes) with Melvyn Bragg.

Previously.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 2:36 AM on February 12, 2009


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
You look like a monkey,
And you smell like one too.
posted by Elmore at 2:40 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]




Eponyppropriate.
posted by grubi at 4:17 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Devolve yourself
posted by MrMustard at 4:31 AM on February 12, 2009




Come, let us celebrate the day when it was demonstrated life is a big honking genetic lottery. Bring the children/offspring and be merry!
posted by norabarnacl3 at 4:53 AM on February 12, 2009


Why Darwin != rejection of God
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 4:53 AM on February 12, 2009


I was saving this for valentines day, but here are some of Darwin's thoughts on marriage before he proposed.

Pro: Constant companion (& friend in old age) who will be interested in me. Better than a dog

Con: less money for books.

Damn, did that guy know everything?
posted by shothotbot at 5:10 AM on February 12, 2009 [7 favorites]




I find it curious that as well as being Chuck Darwin's 200th birthday today, it also Abe Lincoln's. February 12, 1809 was a good day for laying the groundwork of the better aspects of the 20th and 21st centuries.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:40 AM on February 12, 2009


(Turns out that the Darwin marriage thing is pretty famous. Its on NPR this morning).
posted by shothotbot at 6:50 AM on February 12, 2009


Darwin Optical Illusion!
posted by chuckdarwin at 8:01 AM on February 12, 2009


Sigh, only 39% of Americans believe in evolution.
posted by octothorpe at 10:00 AM on February 12, 2009




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