Darwin’s Funeral

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Today (for a few minutes yet in my time zone) is the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s death. Larry Moran has more, including a contemporary account of the funeral.

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I assume Larry’s account was firsthand.

Is this a sad day or a happy day?

Isn’t that where he denounced evolution? =:)

Incidentally, I think that Canon Duckworth who read the lesson was the Duckworth who accompanied Charles Dodgson and the Liddel sisters on the famous boating trip on the Thames.

By the way, if no one has seen Darwin’s tomb, here it is:

http://www.maa.org/england/5_24_Wes[…]image003.htm

One slide back is the giant and ornate tomb of Newton.

http://www.maa.org/england/5_24_Wes[…]image002.htm

Darwin is located about where the picture of Newton’s tomb is taken from. Maxwell, Kelvin, and Faraday? are nearby, if I recall correctly.

I’m confused. I thought the DI would be announcing Darwin’s funeral any minute now?

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I am reminded of a rather tedious bit of musical drivel which was composed by a Mr. Bridge on the occasion of Darwin’s funeral. Heard a recording of it as part of Stephen Jay Gould’s Presidential Address as President of the Paleontological Society over twenty years ago. I think I wasn’t alone in the audience who found it tedious; it was a recording made by the highly regarded Boston Camerata choral group, which included as one of its members, one Stephen Jay Gould.

What is this Creationist loon doing here again? Just curious, since I heard he was banned long ago.

William Wallace said:

Is this a sad day or a happy day?

Dale Husband said:

What is this Creationist loon doing here again? Just curious, since I heard he was banned long ago.

William Wallace said:

Is this a sad day or a happy day?

He’s gatecrashed the obsequies by disguising himself in a false beard and claiming to be Alfred Russel Wallace.

Prominent Darwinist, in article “Darwin’s Funeral” proclaims “Darwin is dead.” Evolution theory in chaos. Must credit Marion Delgado .… developing.

Of course, you meant to say that on April 1st. LOL!!!!!:

Marion Delgado said:

Prominent Darwinist, in article “Darwin’s Funeral” proclaims “Darwin is dead.” Evolution theory in chaos. Must credit Marion Delgado .… developing.

Darwin is located about where the picture of Newton’s tomb is taken from. Maxwell, Kelvin, and Faraday?

@#$#in’ MAGNETS!! How do THEY work?

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