Digital Cuttlefish in on smokin' form with Happy Birthday Charles Darwin (you were right). DC is looking for a tune, if anyone has a tune looking for some topical words.
Bora picks up Google's DD banner. PZ's happy birthday thread gets to 70 comments before a troll knuckledrags in.
John Wilkins at Evolving Thoughts demolishes a myth about the Origin of Species. Brian at Laelaps gives an account of Darwin's Heartache expressed in his letters around the time of the publication of the Origin of Speciesin November 1859. Those letters were written from Yorkshire, not too far from where this post being written.