is coming up on February 12th. I think it is extraordinary that Lincoln and Darwin were born on the same day, 200 years ago. Both men were so pivotal in their respective realms. Time Magazine, I think, had an issue last summer comparing the impact of the two men, finding Lincoln's effect to be the greater. I think that is an American opinion. Darwin clarified what is now the fundamental concept of biology, a far-reaching change.
Lorna, of Socks and Books, reminded me of some programs on the BBC Radio 4, In Our Time and Beyond Belief. Take a listen. Enjoy Lorna's photos of Darwin's home as well.
I chose the picture above because I like that it recalls the young Darwin, the young fellow on the Beagle who walked the rocks and sand of the Galapagos. PRM