Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Darwin Day!



Well kids, 200 years ago, Charles Darwin was born. He revolutionizes not just biological sciences, but science in general with his Theory of Natural Selection, which is not "just a theory" as "just as much a theory as the Theory of Gravity or Germ Theory." In other words, it's accepted as fact. Now, Darwin didn't have access to the wealth of knowledge we do today. He didn't have genetics to back him up, for example, but he certainly laid the foundation for the modern synthesis. I'm actually more excited for my buddy Matt Celeskey, whose art appears on a new book, The Paleontology of New Mexico. Run over to the Hairy Museum of Natural History and congratulate the man! Can't say I'm not a little jealous! :-D

2 comments:

Peter Bond said...

Happy Darwin Day, dude!

Matt Celeskey said...

Hi Zach -

Thanks for the link and support! I'm really happy about the news, but wait...if everything goes right by the end of the year there should be even bigger news in that vein...