Curiosities About Charles Darwin

Some time ago the 200 anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth was celebrated. All of us know that he was the scientist that developed the theory of natural selection. His ideas are studied in on line schools and high schools frequently.
But did you know that...?

  • He wanted to be a doctor like his father but he had fear for blood.
  • He was a very curious man in all the facets of his life, including gastronomy, so he joined the Club of Gastronomy of the University to taste the most weird meals including owl steak.

  • He married with a cousin of him after making a list with the advantages and disadvantages of marrying.
  • He was a fanatic of the game Backgammon.
  • There are 4 mountains with his name.
  • Watching his own little children, he wrote some journals in which he compared them with the behavior of the apes. Later, these studies were of great scientific value.

Some famous quotes of Charles Darwin:
  • "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered he value of time".
  • "I love fool's experiments. I'm always making them".
  • "How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children".
  • "As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities".
  • "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it's those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert than this or that problem will never be solved by science".

-Emma Alvarez-

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bhupinder1066 said...

charles darwin theory is so reknown to everyone... everyone hase read abt the theory and scientist name in primary classes...


Emma Alvarez said...

He had an interesting personality.

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