Saturday, February 14, 2009

son of a cabbage

From COSMOS Magazine: Darwin at 200: The origin of a theory

COSMOS did a series this week on Charles Darwin, evolution, and the Galapagos in celebration of his 200th birthday. (I wonder if they did the stripper-in-the-cake thing, too?)

This particular article details the history of the idea and the theory beginning in 1699. It's an entertaining read. The best line:

"Jocular types greeted each other on the street with phrases like, 'Well, son of a cabbage, whither art thou progressing?'"

Ah, Victorians and their pop culture references.

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