Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fact of the Day: Darwin Mentor

Asa Gray is considered to be the greatest American botanist in the 19th century. His knowledge of plant biology helped Charles Darwin in the theory of evolution as plant species change over long periods of times like animals. 

19 comments:

Kay said...

Gracious! And I've never heard of him.

Margaret D said...

Interesting, guess there were many people who helped others of note that are not noted for their help.

Tatiana said...

Interesting! Happy New Year, dear!

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Bob Bushell said...

Great, a good man.

Ramakrishnan said...

Great information. Looks like both of them were more or less contemporaries - lived & died around the same time.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I haven´t heard about him but he was an interesting man. Kisses:)

Dana said...

I hadn't heard of him before either. It sounds like I should have...

Happy Tuesday!

Anna-Alina said...

I haven´t heard about him too! Nice fact!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This is the first I hear of him.

Pat Hatt said...

First I knew, hopefully attack of the killer mutated plants never comes due

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He deserves to be better known.

Emmylou said...

I'm ashamed to admit this is the first time I've heard of him.

DEZMOND said...

never heard of him either

Adam said...

well it seems more like a detail that gets lost as time goes by. In the 19th century, those who knew of Darwin probably knew of his friendship with Asa Gray

Christine said...

interesting!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I am a biologist!!! I knew that!!

DeniseinVA said...

That is a fascinating fact and it just reminds me as I have said many, many times before, we are all connected.

stephen Hayes said...

Another fascinating person I'm now aware of thanks to you.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

First I've heard of him also