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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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Nov 24, 2007

really liked it
Read in November, 2007

Very convincing argument, hardly long at all, related in a calm voice that inspires interest in what must have consumed Darwin for over a decade - with all the experiments he writes about one can imagine him in his backyard, examining bird droppings, or in his lab, testing how long an apple would float in salt water. How he need to write how much he trusts others informing him, even his own son at one point. For all of his calm, rational explanation, there is still enough digs at contrary naturalist and Creationists to keep thing interesting. Congratulations to the modern-day naturalist Peter and Rosemary Grant for getting the much-needed hard data to back up Darwin's "very long argument". Interesting, too, how often he keeps leaving things unsaid, mention how he will explain points more fully in his larger work that was to follow - nevertheless, enough has already been said on this fascinating theory of his, and I would look forward to finding out how much other scientific pioneers, such as Sigmund Freud, own Charles Darwin in debt.
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