Sunday, January 25, 2009

speaking of Darwin...


This article mentions some really cool things about the guy. I wonder how many other scientists are as misunderstood as Darwin is by so many modern, "enlightened" people. Just recently David and I were talking to someone who believe that Darwin was an atheist. We made the point that, like many other people who suffered traumatic loss (his mother died when he was very young and he was devastated by the loss of his young daughter later in life. But Darwin never renounced God. He himself even said that "agnostic" would be the appropriate term for his beliefs.

Anyways, check out the article. Just another proof that he was a pretty cool dude.

3 comments:

Native Minnow said...

Not to mention the fact that he sat on his idea for thirty years because he was afraid of how it would upset everyone, including his wife. I just learned that when Wallace sent him his manuscript, he offered to let him take the glory and burn all his notes on the subject. His colleagues had to talk him out of doing that. How crazy is that?

mindy said...

Really? That is interesting, and bizarre.

Dean said...

Darwin was cool.