Journal Entry

wed 18 feb 2009

So, 200 years and a week ago (12 feb 1809), Charles Darwin was born. Last week there were all kinds of goings on, in different parts of the world to honor him and the work he did. And now I'm going to type about him. I'm slow but I get there eventually!

I really admire Darwin. Not just for the Theory of Evolution! I love reading his books and the fact that he was Such a prolific writer is the reason I hold him in high regard!

Darwin wrote so many major works... and did many re-writes (On The Origin had 6 editions). He also wrote letters.

All the work he did in his lifetime just amazes me! Granted, he did not have a job and he was born into and married into money (Emma Wedgewood, yes That Wedgewood of the blue plates). But still. He travelled the world, wrote letters, wrote huge, fat books about all kinds of different subjects, and then re-wrote the books! That is some kind of crazy productive!

Laughs. Anyway. So far I've read
On the Origin of Species,
The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals,
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex,
Variation of Plants and Animals Under Domestication,
and The Voyage of the Beagle.

If you're interested in reading some of Darwin's works...

Darwin at Project Gutenberg

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

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