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Overcoming bias Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin: A Life of Discovery

Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England. He grew up at The Mount, the family home that overlooked the River Severn. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a well-respected and successful physician. Darwin’s mother Susannah (1765-1817), died when he was eight years old and he was brought up by his older sisters who took charge of the household.

From 1818 to 1825 he attended Shrewsbury School, run by the Revd. Samuel Butler. In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, ‘Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. win was more interested in the outdoors. At an early age, he developed a passion for collecting—shells, minerals, insects—and a love of fishing and hunting. But he was not a good student. At one point his father told him, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family.”

In 1825, hoping he would make something of himself, his father sent him off to Edinburgh to study medicine. Darwin, however, was not cut out to be a doctor. ions were grisly affairs).

In desperation, his father sent him to Cambridge to prepare him for the clergy, and it was there that he met John Stevens Henslow, Professor of Botany, who would become his mentor. They talked so often, Darwin became known as ‘the man who walks with Henslow.’

Darwin later wrote, “No pursuit at Cambridge was followed with nearly so much eagerness or gave me so much pleasure as collecting beetles. It was the mere passion for collecting; for I did not dissect them, and rarely compared their external characters with published descriptions, but got them named anyhow. I will give a proof of my zeal: one day, on tearing off some old bark, I saw two rare beetles, and seized one in each hand; then I saw a third and new kind, which I could not bear to lose, so that I popped the one which I held in my right hand into my mouth. Alas! it ejected some intensely acrid fluid, which burnt my tongue so that I was forced to spit the beetle out, which was lost, as was the third one.”

But beetles were just the beginning. Soon after Cambridge he set out on a voyage that opened his eyes to the incredible diversity of life. As he himself said later, “The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life and has determined my whole career.”

The Voyage

History is full of famous sea voyages—from Columbus’ journey to the new world to the first circumnavigation of the Earth by Magellan’s ship Victoria. In modern atlases, colorful dotted lines crisscross the world’s oceans, marking the routes of Vasco da Gama and Sir Francis Drake, Captain Cook and Jacques Cartier.

Pagan hatred of Christianity&the rise of Fascism

by Arte_Mustahfa

The rebirth of paganism was identified quite clearly in the French Revolution, which is widely accepted as the political result of Enlightenment philosophy. The Jacobins, who led the bloody 'terrorist' period of the French Revolution, were influenced by paganism, and nurtured a great hatred of Christianity.
The neo-Pagan tendency which began with the French Revolution was given shape by Friedrich Nietzsche and carried forward to Nazi ideology. Evolutionists such as Charles Darwin, Francis Galton and Ernst Haeckel tried to give so-called scientific support to this new rising paganism, by denying the existence of God, showing that all of life consists of a...


by cheaande

The meaning of Darwinism has changed over time, and varies depending on who is using the term.
The term Darwinism is often used in the United States by promoters of creationism, notably by leading members of the intelligent design movement to describe evolution. In this usage, the term has connotations of atheism. Creationists use the term Darwinism, often pejoratively, to imply that the theory has been held as true only by Darwin and a core group of his followers, whom they cast as dogmatic and inflexible in their belief. Casting evolution as a doctrine or belief bolsters religiously motivated political arguments to mandate equal time for the teaching of creationism in public schools

Hotbed of biodiversity: Fascinating images of wildlife from the Galapagos Islands  — Mother Nature Network
Located 575 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this remote volcanic archipelago is famous as the birthplace of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

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Who was the best scientist of all time?

When I say best I mean
and intelligently?

Morally, You can't say Einstein. Divorced his wife to marry his first cousin. (He had to bribe his ex-wife to divorce him with his Nobel Prize winnings) I admit I don't know all the hidden secrets of Newton or Copernicus, but they were both diligent. I could also go with Henry Eyring. He did a lot for modern physics/chemistry but never received the Nobel Prize. (Many think its because he was a Mormon) But he was definitely very smart and very moral.

Intelligent, I would say Fermi. He had a photographic memory. He never read the same book twice because He could recite 98%…

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