Comments: 6
Murder by Death 4 years ago
Wow. You're right - Owen was an arsehole. Go Darwin!!!

I have a picture of me and Darwin (that statue) from my last visit - it wasn't roped off when I was there. It's one of my favourite pics from that trip. :)
BrokenTune 4 years ago
People ignore the rope. They still take pics with him. :) Quite right.

As for Owen, ... the book puts the picture across much better, in more detail, and with cross-referenced sources. It had me raging ... as you know. ;)

Go Darwin! Go Huxley! Go Mantell!
Don't forget Lyell, whose Principles of Geology put the idea of an "ancient Earth" in Darwin's head when he took a copy he'd been given with him on the Beagle. It might even have been Owen who donated it, warning him to ignore the idea.
BrokenTune 4 years ago
I apologise. Go Lyell!
My library does not have this. ::gnashes teeth::
BrokenTune 4 years ago