3 November 2007

Darwin at Downe

is the campaign to have Charles and Emma Darwin's Kent home* declared a world heritage site. We at the Beagle Project think this is a good idea. Others disagree, but they are egregiously wrong, and should be sent to bed without any supper. Darwin at Downe has relaunched its website, and it is worth a visit.

Darwin did the groundwork on HMS Beagle, but the hard mental grind of turning his observations and ideas into The Origin of Species was done at Down House. (As was much other outstanding, but sadly overshadowed, science.)

* Down House is in the village of Downe. The pronunciation is the same, but the 'e' matters. English, eh?

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