Tag Archives: Charles Darwin

2000 Years of Disbelief: Charles Darwin

by | January 22, 2021

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — (Apr. 27, 2020 – Daylight Atheism) This is the eleventh segment of a series on renowned… Read more »

“The Evolution of the Word ‘Evolution’”

by | November 15, 2015

Posting the article, “The Evolution of the Word ‘Evolution,’” recommended by @OxfordWords may stimulate discussion about  the accuracy of the claims made in the article and about the evolution of the word evolution, but words are my thing, so object or correct the article if you wish: It is curious that, although the modern theory… Read more »

Alfred Russel Wallace And The Origin Of “The Origin Of Species”

by | March 29, 2015

In 1858, Charles Darwin was a well-regarded English naturalist sitting on one of the most important ideas in the history of Western thought, namely evolution by natural selection. He had been gathering his evidence and refining his interpretations for a good two decades, but nevertheless did not feel ready to publish – partly, it seems,… Read more »

February 12: International Darwin Day

by | February 12, 2015

Charles Darwin was born on on 12 February 1809.  Let’s celebrate Darwin Day by taking the International Darwin Day website’s suggestions for a fitting way to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Darwin’s birth: Let’s Celebrate Intellectual Bravery Let’s Celebrate Perpetual Curiosity Let’s Celebrate Hunger for Truth. Ah yes, let’s celebrate all three!