Comments on: On the origin of the Darwin myths http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/24/on-the-origin-of-the-darwin-myths/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Charlie2 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/24/on-the-origin-of-the-darwin-myths/comment-page-1/#comment-344693 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 21:23:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13222#comment-344693 These comments reveal that Darwin’s greatness reflects 1) the synthesis of ideas already around 2) the willingness to defy moral conventions and supplant the then current ‘god theory’ of species development by a scientific and rational one (Wallace was a spiritualist!) 3) persistence and willingness to undertake the sheer drudgery of scientific work to establish his proposition 4) simple humanity and generosity (what is missing from these comments is Darwin the anti-slavery campaigner. Darwin’s ultimate genius is his non-bombastic, cautious and yet ever-questioning thoroughness. Darwin is the model of a scrupulous scientist who knows that this answers to questions will always be partial but resolved in the fullness of time. What a hero!

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By: Greenfudge http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/24/on-the-origin-of-the-darwin-myths/comment-page-1/#comment-341108 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 01:27:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13222#comment-341108 I think Darwin was absolutely wrong in his theory. Just search “Intelligent Design” and you will know how the great powers are suppressing the scientists not to defy his theory in open.

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By: Bill Wallace http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/24/on-the-origin-of-the-darwin-myths/comment-page-1/#comment-340495 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:54:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13222#comment-340495 The idea that Darwin and Wallace published a “point paper” is another mis-conception. Wallace’s paper contained the complete theory of evolution, while Darwin’s presentaion was extracts from the Origin and a letter he had sent to Asa Grey. These were hastilly pulled together to show Darwin had already had the “complete theory”. There was no “joint” paper.Bill Wallace

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By: Prof Milton Wainwright http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/06/24/on-the-origin-of-the-darwin-myths/comment-page-1/#comment-340043 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:40:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13222#comment-340043 IT’S NOT DARWIN’S OR WALLACE’S THEORYNothing here about William Charles Wells and Patrick Matthew.Yet both Wallace and Darwin admitted that these two scientists beat them to the theory of natural selection;a fact also admitted by Darwin’s bulldog,T.H. Huxley.For more details search “wainwrightscience” on Google,Best Wishes, Prof Milton Wainwright,University of Sheffield,UK

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