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Charles Darwin Odd Facts & Books About Evolution

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A naturalist and geologist, Charles Darwin is best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory that establish all species of life have descended from common ancestors over time. Apart from his amazing research, findings and compelling evidence there are some quirky facts about Darwin that aren’t as widely known. Here’s a round-up of some of the more unusual.

1. Eat what you know

Appetite was not a problem for Darwin. He ate just about anything that he encountered and studied, for that matter. Perhaps this was out of necessity (survival) or maybe it was part of his enthusiasm for dining on exotic creatures. Prior to boarding the HMS Beagle, Darwin was a member of England’s Glutton Club, which regularly consumed various wild meats and birds.

Based on documentation here’s a smattering of what Darwin was known to have scarfed down and what it tasted like:

  • Armadillo – tastes like duck
  • Puma – tastes like veal
  • Tortoise – tastes like beef
  • Rhea (ostrich-like bird) – tastes like chicken
  • Agouti (guinea pig type rodent) – Darwin’s favorite and no comparison
  • Owl – indescribable

2. The gift of Mother Nature

On Darwin’s 25th birthday in 1834, Captain Robert Fitzroy named a mountain after him in Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan. The mountain is known as Mount Darwin. Happy birthday big time (literally)! The mountain is just shy of 8, 000 feet tall.

3. Keeping it in the family

As passionate as Darwin was about the importance of genetics in natural selection he ultimately decided to marry his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood. Can you say irony? The couple went on to have 10 children and Darwin was a dedicated and caring father. Truth be told, Darwin wasn’t the first guy to enter into matrimony with a cousin. aria Barbara Bach

  • Physicist Albert Einstein and his mother’s first cousin Elsa Löwenthal née Einstein
  • Outlaw Jesse James and his first cousin Zerelda “Zee” Mimms
  • Author Edgar Allan Poe and his cousin Virginia Clemm
  • Novelist H.G. Wells and his first cousin Isabel Mary Wells

4. Almost missed the boat

The ship that took Darwin to the Galapagos Islands was almost a no go. For starters, the Captain had someone else in mind and Darwin’s dad had to be convinced to allow him to go abroad. It was only because the Captain’s friend turned down the job that Darwin was able to join the crew and set sail for South America.

A Charles Darwin odd fact find revealed his study of supernumerary nipples.

Hyperion Book CH The Humblebee Hunter: Inspired by the Life and Experiments of Charles Darwin and His Children
Book (Hyperion Book CH)

10 fun facts about Charles Darwin

by MichaelScarn

1. Darwin Once Ate an Owl
2. Darwin Wanted to Be a Doctor, But He Couldn't Stand the Sight of Blood
3. Darwin's Nose Almost Cost Him The Voyage on the Beagle
4. Best Birthday Gift Ever: a Mountain!
5. The Full Title of "On The Origin of Species"-On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
6. Darwin Didn't Invent the Phrase "Survival of the Fittest"
7. Darwin Married His First Cousin
8. Darwin Lost His Faith in Christianity when his daughter Annie caught scarlet fever and died at the age of 10

Fossil Evidence Silent on Life's Origin

by just-ask-me

Fossil evidence fails completely to tell us that life evolved the way scientists claim. The facts, the proofs, are missing.
The problem is not new for evolutionists. More than a century ago, the problem existed for Charles Darwin, the “father” of modern evolution. He disposed of the problem in the closing sentence of his Origin of Species by attributing life’s origin to God, saying that life was “originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or one.”
Decades passed. But the evidence refused to be forthcoming. Later, A. C. Seward admitted that the fossil record “tells us nothing of the origin of life

London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1881. On the Velocity of Light - Small statement of Albert A. Michelson on the experiments of Young and Forbes. In: NATURE. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science, Volume XXIV. May 1881 to October 1881. [The Volume also containing a contribution by Charles Darwin: On the Work of Worms / Howard Grubb's Great Vienna Telescope / etc. .
Book (London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1881.)
Nabu Press Experiments Establishing A Criterion Between Mucaginous And Purulent Matter. And An Account Of The Retrograde Motions Of The Absorbent Vessels Of Animal Bodies In Some Diseases (Danish Edition)
Book (Nabu Press)
Kessinger Publishing, LLC Experiments Establishing A Criterion Between Mucaginous And Purulent Matter (1780)
Book (Kessinger Publishing, LLC)
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