Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Origin of the Schnozzes

In the Times (via Jenny D), very appealing bits of Charles Darwin's letters:

I have lately been corresponding with Lyell, who, I think, adopts your idea of the stream of variation having been led or designed. I have asked him (& he says he will herafter reflect & answer me) whether he believes that the shape of my nose was designed. If he does, I have nothing more to say.

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Blogger Peter Mc said...

Darwin very nearly didn't get to sail on Beagle because Capt FitzRoy believed his nose belied a weakness of character.

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