Sunday, February 8, 2009

Celebrating a Revolutionary - Charles Darwin!


The world marks the 200th birthday of the man who cast out the human species from the epicentre of the natural world, and discovered a fundamental law of nature.
TWO hundred years ago, in a wealthy household in rural England, a child was born who, in a quiet, dogged, and utterly peaceful way, was destined to become one of the greatest revolutionaries who lived.

Armed just with a pen, Charles Darwin reforged our concept of nature and humanity’s place in it, ignited a social debate that blazes to this day, and shook the foundations of religions.
He bequeathed a theoretical legacy – the principle of evolution by natural selection and the origins of man – that has not only survived assault by Creationists and other critics but also remains a pillar of modern science....

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