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:

DWei said...

Huh, I wonder what his Dad did then.

Anonymous said...

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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Bob Bushell said...

Good man, but not so the grandson.

Kati said...

Good thing there was a Charles Darwin.

-Kati

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Family helping each other out

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Thanks, grandpa!

A new life said...

very interesting

Mama Zen said...

That's really interesting!

Christine said...

interesting!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!!!
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Saucy Siciliana said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

A very intelligent family!

A new life said...

so nice post :)

Caro * said...

Very interesting fact. Thank you so much :)