Along with the depiction of Darwin, we get compass markers, a ship (presumably the Beagle), and a curious image of a hummingbird agitated by the magnification of a flower.
And notice that Darwin’s bald forehead and flat expression visually echoes the sun and calmed sea on which the Beagle floats. In other words, Darwin’s head is bulbous, like the sun, and his mouth is represented by a horizontal line, like the sea.
This is Darwin as an institutional Apollo taming nature’s “seas”—its once confusing Dionysian mysteries.
I also see, in this representation of Darwin, echoes of the ancient Mesopotamian image of Marduk taming the sea dragon, Tiamat:
In short, Darwin is an authority figure who brings order to nature.
He is thus a logical representative of the glory days of British exploration, intellectual innovation, and imperial power. Further, his scientific insights have carried, for over a century and a half, like the Bank of England, a certain all encompassing, global weight.
Nestled in the lower corner of the British ten pound note, Darwin thus makes for a comfy fit with Britain’s institutional and cultural self-image as a nation committed to reason and global order.How to do cool tricks with a rubik's cube How to make a shadow box? How to stay up all night? Tips on how to do psat on time How long do french tips last what does smart casual mean How to stop stress eating How to get rid of yellow teeth what does ot How to roll joint with perforated tips How to remove a hacker from my phone? what does docile mean what stores are closed on easter Tips for "why x" essays what are the 4 themes of advent what does daca mean How to get rid of bed bugs at home? what does hitch mean what does the ghost emoji mean How to get more fluid doing butterfly knife tricks Do sams club carry out people expect tips if so how much? What is soliciting tips How to deal with panic attacks what does coke do what does the blue dot mean on android text Graphic design tips + why gate fold what does a double yellow line mean what does doxing mean what does bash mean Why the propeller tips can't break the sound barrier what does smd mean How to poke on facebook? How to find moles from grams How to make slime not sticky Tips on how to dismantle a benelli m3 what are the sag awards How to rent a house? what does 222 mean spiritually How long can you live after a tips procedure? what does bogo mean what does venerable mean How to dunk in 2k21? what does full stop mean what does extradition mean How long does it take an apple tree to grow? How to live with a narcissist How to download music for free What does it mean when the tips are cold Charles wilber's 12 tips on how to grow the world record tomatoes what do cats meows mean How to calculate frequency How to inhale what does lx mean on a car what does manifest destiny mean what does broski mean How to grill tender steak tips what does predestination mean Tips for what girls can do to men while making out what does sos stand for Fun tips when your in costa rica How to clean baby ears How to change location on iphone what does hbk mean How did the u.s. soldiers help win the war amwrican power tips the balance How to work from home? Tips on how not to be nervous when being on video What fda class are dental scaler tips How to change twitter @? what is personification mean what does collusion mean How long to cook burgers on grill? How to cook shishito peppers? what does cnbc stand for How to dispose of gasoline? How much tips for horseback riding guide what does significant mean How to do a sit up tricks what does it mean when you crave sweets what does inv mean what does aka mean in text How to add apple gift card to wallet? How to evolve feebas in pokemon go tips and tricks Why do i get cuts on my hand doing tricks on my bmx How your other lastminute tax tips How to change a tire How to schedule a text message on iphone How to shade hair? what are laminate floors made of Where to report cash tips on 1040 How much does norweigian charge for tips How to make google tricks what are the hunger games what restaurants are open on christmas A how a girl should be tips what does 4 oz of chicken look like Linus tech tips where to get windows code What does to get my ends by tricks and stratagems mean what does masculine mean How long does it take to get over a cold What is the name of the episode where lois tricks bian into seeing peter naked How to get tested for adhd Tips for people who suck at delegating