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dmead 01-29-2009 02:28 PM

there is a great article in the January or February Nat. Geo (i forget wich one because i got them both the same day) on Darwin. He was hired as the ships naturalist.

mriff 01-29-2009 02:45 PM

A lighthearted look at evolution. This is how I feel sometimes. 8-)

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mriff 01-29-2009 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by dmead (Post 1264787)
there is a great article in the January or February Nat. Geo (i forget wich one because i got them both the same day) on Darwin. He was hired as the ships naturalist.

Thanks, I'll have to look for that. It's interesting that Darwin was an eminent geologist in his time prior to his work on evolution. It was his geology work that landed him on the Beagle where he developed his interest as a naturalist. Feburary 12th marks the 200th aniversary of his birth.

dmead 01-29-2009 03:26 PM

He also destined for preisthood in the angalican church had he not accepted the job on HMS Beagle.

mriff 01-29-2009 03:57 PM

He struggled greatly with what his findings would mean to the theology of the day. He changed wording in 'On the Origin of Species' immediately before publication that he thought would somewhat placate the church.

dmead 01-29-2009 04:24 PM

You should pick up that issue. You'd enjoy the article. It talks about his rush to publish it when it became apparent that another scientist was coming to the same conclusions. That scientist was written about in an issue late last year.

mriff 01-29-2009 04:36 PM

The other scientist was Alfred Wallace, who independently came to the same conclusions on how biological forms evolve. They published their findings jointly. Incredible how they both studied living organisms in far different parts of the world and came to the same conclusions on evolution. They are actually regarded as co-discoverers of how natural selection explains evolution. I'll look up the article as soon as I can.

dmead 01-29-2009 04:43 PM

Given his birthday is next month I'll bet it is the Feb. issue then. It may not be on newsstands yet. not sure when they are sold, i get them in the mail. ususally 10-15 days before the start of the month.

I have yet to finish it as i have had studies that i needed to get out of the way. as well as sick kids.

mriff 01-29-2009 04:45 PM

Bet you're right. I used to get National Geo, but don't anymore. I'll look for it on the news stands.

My three children have all been sick within the last month. It's going around.

mriff 02-08-2009 03:33 PM

A thought provoking artical from George Will hit the newspapers today. I'm a long time fan of his columns and opinions. Interesting how he melds evolution and politics.

RealClearPolitics - Articles - How Congress Trumps Darwin

mriff 02-09-2009 08:31 AM

For anyone who cares to read. An artical on speciation. Compliments of the University of Florida.

University of Florida News - Near Darwin’s bicentennial, UF researchers help reveal hidden aspect of evolutionary theory

test54 02-09-2009 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by mriff (Post 1277337)
For anyone who cares to read. An artical on speciation. Compliments of the University of Florida.

University of Florida News - Near Darwin’s bicentennial, UF researchers help reveal hidden aspect of evolutionary theory

I was going to say you cannot trust anything out of Gainesville but then I read and saw the study had a credible University involved. :razz::razz:

mriff 02-09-2009 12:34 PM

Who says the Fighting Irish and Gators can't work together!

test54 02-09-2009 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by mriff (Post 1277575)
Who says the Fighting Irish and Gators can't work together!

certainly not Urban Meyer. ;-)

mriff 02-09-2009 03:13 PM

You're a bad bad man test. :smile:

dmead 02-12-2009 11:19 AM

Happy Birthday Mr. Charles Darwin

djm2 02-12-2009 12:50 PM

Yes Happy Birthday.

mriff 02-12-2009 12:55 PM

I just ordered the E. Janet Browne two volume biography from Amazon. Looking forward to reading them. I figure what a great year to learn more about this eminent scientist.

Charles Darwin: Voyaging
Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

Dawg 02-12-2009 02:44 PM

I dont think he heard you telling him Happy Birthday since he is just buried acording to you all.

JSanders 02-12-2009 02:48 PM

He's probably evolved into cricket by now.

Oops, wait, that would be devolve. Whatever. Wrong belief.


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