Charles Darwin

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In existographies, Charles Darwin (146-73 BE) (1809-1882 ACM) (IQ:180|#90) (ID:2.47|73) (RGM:44|1,350+) (PR:36|65AE / biologist:1) (Becker 160:7|14L) (Stokes 100:56) (Simmons 100:4) (Norlinger 22:15) (Durant 10:10) (EPD:M8) (RGA:5|370+) (EVT:15) (CR:336) (LH:21) (TL:559|#7) was an English naturalist and experimental philosopher (Tyndall, 1874), noted for []


The basic "Darwin model" (1871) of the origin of species from a warm pond.

In 1859, Darwin, in his Origin of Species (AB:7), having previously conducted evolution experiments on pigeons, argued, in opposition to "creation model" origin of humans, that all species, according to reasoned evidence, have "evolved" over time.

In 1871, Darwin reasoned that "life" itself originated in a lighted warm pond, made of water (H20), ammonia (NH3), and phosphoric salts (H3PO4), that was sparked by electricity or lightening.


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The following are quotes on Darwin:

“The gradual lapse of time has now separated us by more than a decade from the date of the publication of the Origin of Species ; and, whatever may be thought or said about Darwin's doctrines, or the manner in which he has propounded them, this much is certain, that, in a dozen years, the Origin of Species has worked as complete a revolution in biological science as the Principia did in astronomy—and it has done so, because, in the words of Helmholtz (1869), it contains ‘an essentially new creative thought’.”
Thomas Huxley (1872), More Criticism on Darwin (pg. 5)[1]
Darwin moves over the subject with the passionless strength of a glacier; and the grinding of the rocks is not always without a counterpart in the logical pulverization of the objector.”
John Tyndall (1874), “Atheistic Materialism”, BAAS Address (pg. 44)[2]
“If you ask me about my innermost conviction whether our century will be called[3] the century of iron or the century of steam or electricity, I answer without hesitation: it will be called the century of the mechanical view of nature, the century of Darwin.”
Ludwig Boltzmann (1886), “Lecture”, Festive Session, May 29[4]

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The following are quotes by Darwin:

Science has nothing to do with Christ, except insofar as the habit of scientific research makes a man cautious in admitting evidence. For myself, I do not believe that there ever has been any revelation. As for a ‘future life’, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.”
— Charles Darwin (1879), “Letter to German student” [5]

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  1. (a) Huxley, Thomas. (1871). “Administrative Nihilism” (pg. 536), Fortnightly Review, Nov.
    (b) Huxley, Thomas. (1872). More Criticism on Darwin and Administrative Nihilism (pg. 75). Appleton.
  2. Tyndall, John. (1874). “Atheistic Materialism (txt) (pregnant, pg. 3), Address, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Belfast. Longmans.
  3. Note: compare Richard Feynman (1963) who predicted that 10,000-years from now "the most significant event of the 19th century will be judged as Maxwell's discovery (1864) of the laws of electrodynamics".
  4. Boltzmann, Ludwig. (1886). “Lecture” (Ѻ), Festive Session, Imperial Academy of Sciences, Vienna, May 9.
  5. (a) Darwin, Charles. (1879). “Letter to German student”, in: The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter (editor: Francis Darwin) (pg. 307) (txt). John Murray, 1887.
    (b) Religious views of Charles Darwin – Wikipedia.


  • Darwin, Charles. (1859). Origin of the Species: by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. Murray.

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