Happy July 1, Now Please Evolve




Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

July 1 is the anniversary of the joint presentation to the Linnean Society of the theory of evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin. It happened 150 years ago in 1858.

Which always makes me think of this:

“We had children showing up to school as segmented worms at 8:00 a.m. and leaving that same afternoon as Australopithecus… In many cases, their parents weren’t even asked to sign a permission slip.”

Images of Wallace (left) and Darwin (right) from Wikipedia.

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