Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fact of the Day: Evolutionary Family

Charles Darwin's grandfather Erasmus Darwin was not only a doctor, but a poet who often wrote about science. His most notable work Zoonomia included ideas such as common ancestry of animals. While his ideas at the time could of been dismissed as philosophy, his grandson would later expand on these ideas in the theory of evolution with scientific evidence.  

18 comments:

  1. Huh, I wonder what his Dad did then.

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    1. Charles Darwin's father, Robert (1766-1848), was a successful physician and Charles's mother, Susannah (1765-1817), was the daughter of the pottery founder, Josiah Wedgwood II
      http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_Charles_Darwin's_parents_were

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  2. Good man, but not so the grandson.

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  3. Good thing there was a Charles Darwin.

    -Kati

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  4. Great grandfather and great grandson!! very interesting, Adam. Kisses:)

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  5. Thank goodness for people who don't quit even if their ideas are dismissed.

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  6. So science ran in the family then, I didn't know that.

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  7. Wow I bet they talked about science a lot on family reunions.

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  8. Very interesting fact. Thank you so much :)

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