Please consider the following quote and place your thoughts about it within your reply:
"It is worthy of remark that a belief constantly inculcated during the early years of life, whilst the brain is impressible, appears to acquire almost the nature of an instinct; and the very essence of an instinct is that it is followed independently of reason."
-- Charles Darwin.
Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms.
I think that Charles Darwin did a lot for the study of animals in the name of science. A lot of the information we have on some animals came from him or those that followed up on his observations. I doubt we would have the knowledge we do now due to his efforts.
Chillier Winters, Smaller Beaks. Although Charles Darwin lived and worked in the 19th century, modern evolutionary biologists are far from exhausting all avenues of inquiry regarding birds and evolution. For example, in the 1990s, researchers began to explore a new question concerning the relationship between climate and the evolution of beak size. Source 4p.
Charles Darwin was a man ahead of his time… or maybe the perfect man to be in the right place at the right time. Either way, that we are still learning what he taught doesn't surprise me at all.
New species can develop in as little as two generations, Galapagos study finds. A study of Darwin's finches, which live on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has revealed direct genetic evidence that new species can arise in just two generations. Source 9f.
A classic Darwinian ecological hypothesis holds up -- with a twist. New research shows that a long-held hypothesis about the factors that govern species ranges largely holds true, but may be the result of a previously underappreciated ecological mechanism. Source 1t.
A pause from Charles Darwin Darwin's Theory to share philosophy from the past:
Today is: 17th July (GMT), in history on the 17th of July, 1973 AD the following event happened:
Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees