The Corpus Callosum

Happy Birthday

On 24 November, 1859, Charles Darwin’s book,
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the
Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
, was published.

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Things haven’t been the same, ever since.  For
example, the cost of a new copy, then, was 15 shillings.  Now
it’s 97.55 shillings for a hardcover copy (or it would be, if the Brits
still used shillings).  That is the main difference.
 The biology is still the same.

Comments

  1. #1 cimddwc
    November 24, 2007

    I’m already celebrating the life and music of Freddie Mercury, who died this day in 1991 – but I’ll raise a glass to Darwin, then, too… :)

  2. #2 Ed Darrell
    November 24, 2007

    It was a best seller. The entire first press run sold out the first day of publication.

  3. #3 oyun hileleri
    May 15, 2008

    I’m already celebrating the life and music of Freddie Mercury, who died this day in 1991 – but I’ll raise a glass to Darwin, then, too… :)

  4. #4 Teknoloji haberleri
    July 31, 2009

    I’m already celebrating the life and music of Freddie Mercury, who died this day in 1991 – but I’ll raise a glass to Darwin, then, too… :)

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