At 10:30 Darwin returned to his study and did more work until noon or a quarter after. He considered this the end of his workday, and would often remark in a satisfied voice, “I’ve done a good day’s work.
The original letter in which Charles Darwin worked out his theory of evolution.
Anyone who tells you their rules for a happy marriage doesn’t have one.
Remember Charles Darwin’s timelessly delightful list of the pros and cons of marriage? Adam Gopnik analyzes it for the BBC.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
Happy Darwin Day! Celebrate with this visual history of evolutionary diagrams.
But I am very poorly today & very stupid & hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders.
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
…better than a dog anyhow…
My God, it is intolerable to think of spending ones whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, & nothing after all.