Thousands of universities and other institutions promoting science will be celebrating the birthday of the great Charles Darwin today. The Biology Graduate Student Council at Kent State University has hosted events throughout the week in celebration of Charles Darwin’s life and magnificent accomplishments. My admiration for Charles Darwin was highlighted in a podcast interview on Tuesday;
What is the most random fact [you know] about Charles Darwin?
Darwin’s role model was Sir John Frederick Herschel whom he met in Cape Town during his voyages on the HMS Beagle. Herschel was an ingenious mathematician, engineer, and chemist.
What is the strangest fact [you know] about Charles Darwin?
Darwin married his first cousin, Emma Wedgewood
What [do you think] about Darwin’s theories?
Darwin’s theories are brillant because he was able to take a very complicated and perplexing idea, and define it into a simpler framework. His works are the epitome of Ockam’s razor.
What would [you] ask Darwin if he was alive today?
How or would you modify your theories?