Monday, January 30, 2012

Things Darwin didn't say

It's probably safe to say you've made a significant impact on science when people write whole articles on what you didn't say.  In the case of Darwin this isn't actually as odd as it sounds since many people believe he said a lot of things he didn't and still manage to underestimate the importance of what he did say. I think this article from the Guardian (A British Newspaper) is a nice piece of popular science writing.

It ain't necessarily so ...Darwin was no atheist, he didn't say humans came from monkeys, and 'survival of the fittest' - that was someone else's idea. John van Wyhe clears up some myths

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