Darwin – Happy Birthday!


Copernicus, Newton, Darwin, Einstein…how do you rank great scientific thinkers and their works?  Is it possible?  Certainly, Darwin is one of the most important scientists in history, and his ideas have probably had more popular and widespread impact than any other scientist.  Sure, everyone gabs about relativity, how many people really are bothered by it?

Here is a listing of other posts on this blog with Darwin as a major subject.

For Darwin, the man, read Janet Browne.  Her two-volume biography of Charles deserves every bit of praise that has been heaped upon it.  I have never read a biography that so strongly impressed on me the feeling that if I were to go back in time and actually meet the subject, I would know how to sit and talk with him or her!

6 Responses to Darwin – Happy Birthday!

  1. Miracle Man says:

    Talking of Darwin, you probably know but today is Darwins 200th Birthday!

  2. afrankangle says:

    Physicists, mathematicians, & philosophers generally dominate lists of great thinkers … meanwhile, Darwin alone is the only biologist typically listed …. yet he’s a person most people not understand and don’t take the time to understand … thus relying on misinformation.

  3. lichanos says:


    Good point! Biology is considered a soft science, isn’t it. Whatever that means! Maybe biology is the really hard one among the sciences!

  4. afrankangle says:

    Physics and chemistry set the foundation for learning biology … of course which now poses the question of why high schools teacher biology first!

    Many moons ago biology wasn’t very analytically … but now .. wow … thus another reason why CD was way ahead of his time.

  5. troutsky says:

    The breakthroughs in molecular biology and genetics finally and deservedly “hardened” biology.

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