They took not the least notice of the shrill notes from a metal whistle, which was repeatedly sounded near themGrunters celebrate mysteries of earthworms Apr 07, 2006
The only fact of a similar kind of which I am aware, is the constant asserted difference -- between the wolf-like Fox of East and West Falkland Islds. -- If there is the slightest foundation for these remarks the zoology of Archipelagoes -- will be well worth examining; for such facts would undermine the stability of SpeciesBlue Planet: Whither the warrah? Oct 25, 2002
Their numbers have rapidly decreased; they are already banished from that half of the island which lies to the eastward of the Sound. Within a very few years after these island shall have become regularly settled, in all probability this fox will be classed with the dodo, as an animal which has perished from the face of the earthBlue Planet: Whither the warrah? Oct 25, 2002
When I recollect, the fact that from the form of the body, shape of scales & general size, the Spaniards can at once pronounce, from which Island any tortoise may have been brought, When I see these islands in sight of each other, & possessed of but a scanty stock of animals, tenanted by these birdBlue Planet: Whither the warrah? Oct 25, 2002
Man has an instinctive tendency to speak, as we see in the babble of our young children, while no child has an instinctive tendency to bake, brew or writeFirst language gene found Oct 03, 2001
Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection.
He published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed that natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.
Darwin's early interest in nature led him to neglect his medical education at the University of Edinburgh; instead, he helped to investigate marine invertebrates. Studies at the University of Cambridge encouraged his passion for natural science. His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist whose observations and theories supported Charles Lyell's uniformitarian ideas, and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author.