Happy Darwin Day!

From CFI Canada,

Dawin Day

 

and from the Canadian Mint,

$_35

 

While Darwin’s tree of life doesn’t have roots, this coin,

an original design by celebrated Quebec actor and singer Caroline Néron, [to celebrate] nature, the beauty of a Canadian winter and the poetic beauty of life on Earth [is evocative of the sketch] employed by Charles Darwin to express the concept of the branching divergence of varieties and then species in a process of common descent from ancestors.

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