Monday, November 23, 2009

Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species. 150th Anniversary.

 Charles Darwin, circa 1854.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth (12th February, 1809) and tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of Darwin's publication of On the Origin of Species (24th December, 1859). Have you thought of joining The Friends of Charles Darwin?


Did you know:

This image, titled 'Man is But a Worm,' and published shortly before his death by Punch magazine, shows the great naturalist seated on God's throne, overseeing the evolution of an English gentleman out of 'chaos.' In 1881, Darwin had published an influential book on the ecology of earthworms. Photo from Tulane University.

What will you be doing tomorrow to commemorate Charles Darwin's 150th anniversary of the publication of  On the Origin of Species?

1 comment:

zuri said...

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The Theory of Evolution by Darwin can be witnessed day after day on the Islands.