Evolution Creation Debate
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Down House, Downe, Bromley, London.
Charles Darwin worked on his theories of evolution by natural selection at this house. Darwin bought the house in 1842 and lived there for 40 years until his death there in 19 April 1882. It has been a museum since 1929 and was acquired by English Heritage in 1996. It has been nominated to become a world heritage site.
In 1877, a new study was added that holds his writing desk and chair. The old study where Darwin wrote The Origin of the Species was converted into a smoking room.
Darwin was born 12 February 1809 at The Mount, Shrewsbury
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Darwin's Photo Album
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Darwin s thinking path
The Sandwalk was created in 1846 when a 0.6ha area of land was fenced off and planted out with native trees and a circular path dressed with sandy gravel around the edge. Darwin would each day and walk a number of times around the sand-walk counting the laps with flints piled at the beginning of the circuit.
The greenhouses where Darwin studied plant growth, pollination and variation have been restored.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
George Bush weighs into evolution debate
The US president told newspaper reporters in Texas that children should be taught about intelligent design so they could better understand the debate about the origins of the universe. more from BBC News
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Catholic Church rethinking evolution?
Christoph Schonborn, archbishop of Vienna, in the Roman Catholic Church, which has long been regarded as an ally of the theory of evolution, is now suggesting that belief in evolution as accepted by science today may be incompatible with Catholic faith.
more from the Boston Globe
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
The Battle of Beginnings
In his book Professor Del Ratzsch, Department of Philosophy Chair of Calvin College, Grand Rapids does not defend creationism or evolution, he writes "I do not pretend to know which is correct. But I will try to make the general case that large numbers of the critical arguments from each side against the other do not come to much--either because they themselves are defective or because no one holds the views against which they are directed," more ...