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New post, in which I visit the spandrels of San Marco...
In which I visit the spandrels of San Marco in Venice.
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Move over, Jesus! Image of Bruce Springsteen spotted in a piece of wood!
Bruce Springsteen versus a piece of wood!
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New article on my personal website about the anticipated return of one of my favourite birds...
It's getting to that time of year again. Swallows are on their way.
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12-Feb: A new Darwin Day post about Darwin on art, science historian killjoys, and the Uncle of Photography:
As historians of science are forever reminding us (although nobody listens to those killjoys), we enter dangerous territory when we start to discuss the ‘first’ person to do X, the ‘lone genius’ who invented Y, or the ‘Father of’ Great Idea Z.
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12-Feb: On this day in 1809, Charles Darwin was born at The Mount, Shrewsbury. Happy Darwin Day!
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Evolution is rubbish, not science.
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New post on my personal website about rooks...
 
New article:
A ridiculous observation concerning rooks, which can't possibly be right.
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Yes, they should. It's one of those observations you make in a jokey way that, the more you think about it, the more convinced you become that there might be something in it.
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A new article on my personal website...
After 20 years walking on the Moor, I finally bag a brace of decent grouse photos.
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Perhaps this is the way forward for those who don't like sending high speed lead up the bird's rears.
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‘The Friends of Charles Darwin’ were formed 21 years ago today, on 2nd March 1994. Happy Birthday to us!
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New 'On This Day' post...
On 20th February, 1835, Charles Darwin was lying down in a wood having a rest in Valvidia, Southern Chile, when he experienced a major earthquake.
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12-Feb: On this day in 1834, Captain FitzRoy named Mount Darwin in celebration of Darwin's 25th birthday.
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VOTE for Lego to make an HMS Beagle model (registration required) - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/93900 
HMS Beagle: A Voyage of Researches Between 1831 and 1836, the survey ship HMS Beagle and its crew made an exploration trip around the world. Although the main goal of the voya...
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In ‘On the Origin of Species’, Darwin hypothesises that the family tree of languages must closely reflect the family tree of the different races of mankind that speak them
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Charlie is our Darwin
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For Darwin fans everywhere, with members in 92 countries !

The Friends of Charles Darwin were founded in 1994 to campaign for the depiction of their hero, Charles Darwin, on a Bank of England bank note. The great man finally appeared on the new £10 note in November, 2000.

Due to popular demand, we're still taking on new members. So if you can truly say "Charlie is my Darwin", and you'd like to be able to write the letters FCD after your name, why not join us? It's free!


The Friends of Charles Darwin is run by +Richard Carter, FCD.