Darwin and Lyell

On Charles Lyell, that most eminent of 19th century scientists…

I never forget that almost everything which I have done in science I owe to the study of his great works. Well, he has had a grand and happy career, and no one ever worked with a truer zeal in a noble cause.

~Charles Darwin

Prayers keep boy alive

Until the real life-saving treatment is removed, of course…

Darwin and Owen

On Richard Owen, that least convivial of 19th century scientists…

I used to be ashamed of hating him so much, but now I will carefully cherish my hatred & contempt to the last days of my life.

~Charles Darwin

Thought of the day

Intelligent design is fundamentally dishonest.