Anniversaries

July 2, 2008 at 8:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A couple of significant anniversaries, that this humble blogger stands up and pays tribute to.
[A day late, yes, but better late than never]

…—… [the famed SOS] turns 100. Instituted on July 1, 1908, the universal distress signal, that has saved thousands has turned 100. More at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article4244924.ece.

Theory of evolution turns 150. July 1, 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace changed the way we perceive the world, probably forever. Here’s a excerpt from the wired article.

The Linnaean Society of London listens to the reading of a composite paper on how natural selection accounts for the evolution and variety of species. The authors are Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Modern biology is born.

Scientists of the time knew that evolution occurred. The fossil record showed evidence of life forms that no longer existed. The question was, how did it occur?

Read on at wired.

Cheers,
Laks

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

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