darwin birthday


Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin! Born February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England, Charles Darwin became one of the world’s most influential scientists. The Darwin Manuscripts Project has compiled full-color, high-resolution images of faithfully transcribed Darwin’s work.In these documents, you can trace the development of Darwin as a thinker and you will meet Darwin as a keen-eyed collector, an inspired observer, and a determined experimenter. You will also find Darwin the shrewd reader, attuned to his cultural context, and the strategic writer, ever reconsidering and revising. 

Explore the Darwin Manuscript Project here. 

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin

Born February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin revolutionized science and the culture around it.  On 24 November 1859 Charles Darwin published his monumental work On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, changing the face of biology. Although he only used the word once at the very end of the book, the word evolve (and evolution) is synonymous with Darwin. The word evolve had been used in a scientific sense specifically in biology for over a hundred years before Darwin wrote Origin of Species-which is one reason why he avoided it. By the mid 1850s, the word had connotations of perfectibility-something Darwin wanted to avoid. It was the last sentence of his book:

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

The word evolution arrived in English in 1620 and comes from the Latin word evolutionem(nomnative form evolutio) meaning the unrolling of a book or revealing that which was rolled up. The word evolve arrived a bit later in the 1640s from the Latin word evolvere meaning to unroll and could also pertain to other ‘hidden’ things (see also for example the etymology of vulva), but mostly meant books, when a ‘volume’ was a rolled up manuscript made from vellum. The modern meaning that scientists such ad Darwin meant for it began around 1832 and reached its first full expression in Darwin’s work.

Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin, born on this day, 1809.  


(birthday BIRTHDAY birthday BIRTHDAY)

and I have a cunning plan for us to celebrate like hobbits!!

yes, yes, I know; wrong fandom, but 

that means that you all GET presents!! :DD

(…it–it does not mean that I’m going to use an extremely sketchy magical artifact to disappear from society after making an obliquely insulting speech at you all. just. thought I’d better clarify that…)

A N Y W A Y I’m planning on posting an update to one of my fics (or a new story) every day this week! (February 12th-18th) 

And! I’m also going to be posting a new piece of my fanart every day this week, too!

:DD I am very excited to get to share my birthday week with you all! I hope you enjoy it! 

{M} Set

Ideas...can only thrive when they are free
  • Ideas...can only thrive when they are free
  • Charles Darwin/Evie Frye/Jacob Frye/Florence Nightingale
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Darwin: Well, look who’s here!

Evie: We were very worried about you, sir.

Jacob: You’re looking spry for a fossil, sir.

Darwin: A man’s friends are the best measure of his worth. I’m proud to count you among mine.

Evie: The danger’s passed, there’s no need to leave, sir.

Nightingale: What Mr. Darwin needs now is rest. To that end, he is joining his family on the Isle of Wight.

Darwin: Rest? Indeed! I shall start work on my next book!

Nightingale: I must insist that you recuperate quietly, sir.

Darwin: The acquisition of knowledge is in itself sufficiently recuperative. Go, tell her.

Jacob: This is one fight I aim to avoid, sir.

Darwin: Thank you for everything, my friends. Ideas, like people, can only thrive when they are free.

Happy birthday Charles Darwin!
☼ 12 February 1809 
† 19 April 1882


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Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin, developer of the theory of natural selection!
Evolution is not “just a theory” it is historical fact like any other historical fact. Wider acceptance of evolution is more important today than ever before.
Refusing to accept the mountains of evidence that support evolution stems from ignorance and anti-science agendas. To go even further (and this will be controversial) Believing the message in Genesis that humanity has “dominion over the animals and plants” has provided people with the justification to cause major damage to the environment, animals, and even other human beings in the past and present. We are not superior to plants and animals, we are connected to them and have common ancestors with them.
We celebrate Darwin’s birthday for this reason and we honor his struggle to educate humanity in the face of scientific doubt.

Today is Darwin Day, the birthday of an extraordinary scientist who asked some bold little questions about the origins of life: Why? How?

So much of what we know about our place in the universe rests on Charles Darwin’s questions and his courage in publishing answers. The importance of questioning cannot be understated. In fact, every new league travelled on the moral arc of justice rests on the contributions of questioners equally brave.

On Darwin’s birthday, let us find ourselves inspired to stretch our minds with questions that test our limits.

Let us champion the values of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, and hunger for truth.

Let us honor scientific thinkers like Darwin not just in our laboratories, but in the practice of nurturing compassionate, egalitarian communities that value free inquiry.

Let us work to grow our understanding of the interconnectedness of all life, and expand our empathy and the reach of our compassion.

And, like Darwin himself, let us take daring risks for a freer, fairer, more joyful world.

—  International Darwin Day Invocation
Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!

I want to wish happy birthday to one of the greatest scientists of all time. Like many, he was ill received in his life, and it has taken decades for us to appreciate the absolute genius that were his theories. So celebrate his legacy by visiting a museum, reading some of his literature, or even doing research of your own. I will always admire his numerous contributions and his intelligence. May he remind us to always be inquisitive and to never deny scientific fact.

Thank you for your legacy Charles Darwin.


Happy 4th birthday baby girl! It has been a great (almost) 4 years together. This past year has been a wild ride of new experiences for both of us and I am so proud of how well you have handled all the changes! You are a wonderful companion and an awesome big sisfur too! Love you my sweet, loving FaeFae bear!