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.