Feb 12th: Darwin Day

I wonder if there’s an alternate universe somewhere, like in Back to the Future 2, where Charles Darlose thought up the theory of Devolution and Unnatural Selection. Where the weak realm the streets producing even weaker descendants except since it’s all unnatural, they’re not even descendants but some robotic counterparts of a mix of triceratopses and two-leafed clovers.

Anyhoos, I am tired and I’m sure tiredness was not a desired quality for the first ameba that waddled the waters before water appeared. So maybe I am in the Universe of Unnatural Selection.

Ok, attempt 3 of a decent paragraph. It’s hard writing these in English trains where my wifi hotspot works sporadically and only at select stations. Unnatural or natural? I wonder what Monsieur Darlose would say. Though if his name were actually Darlose it should be spelt more like Darloos so you’d understand how to pronounce it, but Darloos sounds more like an alternative universe equivalent of Hyacinth Bouquet pronounced B-U-C-K-E-T than a respectable biologist.

Charles Darwin introduced the idea of evolution to the world, and he is considered one of the most influential people in human history. He published his famed book On the Origin of Species in 1859 after extensive research on the Galapagos Islands. By the 1870s most of the scientific community regarded evolution as fact. (Fun fact: Originally the book was called On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.)

His theory of Natural Selection is based on the assumption that all life has descended from common ancestors, and that through the ‘struggle of existence’ nature selects the survivors to procreate. Darwin was an avid biologist and naturalist, constantly researching and writing, and he seemed to have been quite a decent guy whose fame and popularity did then cause his name to being attached to certain movements he had nothing to do with.

All in all, a highly interesting topic for today, I recommend reading about it further because these English trains tire me out too much to write.

Cheers, Darwin, you win.

PS. The pic is from the Isle of Wight, where Darwin spent a lot of his later years.

2 Replies to “Feb 12th: Darwin Day”

  1. The question is, what kind of ape was your father?

    1. The dog-shaped kind from Kahvila Oskari

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