Happy Birthday Origin of the Species!
November 24, 1859, 150 years ago today, saw the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. All 1,250 copies of the initial print run of the book were scooped up by readers eager to see the British naturalist going rogue with his radical new theory of evolution. Every since then much has been written about what, exactly, evolution is.
It’s the operating manual for the planet, and anyone who says otherwise is being purposely dishonest…or bone stupid and deluded by mythology.