While many catholics and local priests had been against evolution since Charles Darwin published his legendary work, the higher ups in the Catholic Church rarely had an official stance on it, at least publicly.
As many of you know, I have a fairly large interest in science and history. I had come across National Geographic’s (and Nova’s) movie about most of Charles Darwin’s scientific career. The Darkest Hour refers to the time in his life where he meets two great struggles. The first is potentially wasting his life’s workContinue reading “Darwin’s Darkest Hour (2009 Film) Review”
While the Galapagos Islands were made famous by Charles Darwin, most don’t know what country actually has control over the islands. The Galapagos Islands belong to Ecuador.
In 1928, a Tennessee politician named John Butler came up with a law that was passed by the state legislature that forbade any public teacher (from grade school to university) from teaching evolution and denying Biblical creation. A teacher was arrested and his trial (known as the Scopes Trial) turned into a large debate betweenContinue reading “Fun Fact: Butler Act”
The city of Darwin, Australia is named after Charles Darwin. The name originally came from a port that was named in Darwin’s honor by his former shipmate on the HMS Beagle, John Clements Wickham. There was a nearby settlement named Palmerston which was renamed Darwin in 1911.