The Corpus Callosum

Happy Birthday

On 24 November, 1859, Charles Darwin’s href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Origin_of_Species">book,
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the
Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
, was href="http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/1859/november_24_1859_54077.html">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… :)