Today is Darwin Day! Charles Darwin would have been 206 today if humans lived quite a lot longer than they actually do. In a spirit of reverence towards nature, I don’t there is anyone else in history who has demonstrated so clearly that all life on earth is not only connected but inextricably woven together.
“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. 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.”
― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
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