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avatar Original Origin of the Species discovered in bathroom
November 24, 2009 05:59AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091122/ap_on_en_ot/eu_britain_darwin

Rare Charles Darwin book found on toilet bookshelf

LONDON – An auction house says it is selling a rare first edition of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" found in a family's guest lavatory in southern England.
Christie's auction house said Sunday the book — one of around 1,250 copies first printed in 1859 — had been on a toilet bookshelf at a family's home in Oxford.....



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avatar Re: Original Origin of the Species discovered in bathroom
November 24, 2009 12:05PM
Uh... The Creationists are laughing?
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November 24, 2009 12:50PM
Quote
bill-e-g
Uh... The Creationists are laughing?

They can laugh?
avatar Re: Original Origin of the Species discovered in bathroom
November 24, 2009 09:37PM
Despite attempt by the right to wipe it from history
avatar Re: Original Origin of the Species discovered in bathroom
November 25, 2009 06:33PM
Sold at auction for about $172,000.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
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avatar Re: Original Origin of the Species discovered in bathroom
November 25, 2009 08:48PM
Interesting that the book was sold this month:
from Smithsonian website
150 Years Ago

Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, "the chief work of my life," November 22, 1859. In it he marshals 20 years of biological and geological observations to support his theory that the descent—he will not use the word "evolution" until 1872—of all creatures is governed by natural selection, "the preservation of favorable variations, and the rejection of injurious variations." The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a day, and Origin lays the groundwork for modern scientific thought.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/This-Month-in-History-Nov09.html#ixzz0XwCYj9FU



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
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