5. S2011 Charles Darwin

5. S2011 Charles Darwin - Charles Darwin: The person who...

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Unformatted text preview: Charles Darwin: The person who had the single greatest idea anyone has ever had. TAKE NOTES NOW Why does Charles Darwin still generate so much debate and strong feelings? Evolution points to harsh realities we prefer to ignore. (Kevin Carter, a South African journalist, took this next picture of a little girl struggling to get to a nearby feeding station in Sudan. After 20 minutes, he chased the vulture away, but did not help the child any further. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for this photo in 1994, but committed suicide the same year, at age 33.) WARNING: This is a disturbing photograph. TAKE NOTES NOW Evolution may threaten our religious sensibilities. TAKE NOTES NOW Darwin has often been an object of ridicule. What are the implications of recognizing that animals have emotions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU6LS8mKf3E&NR=1 (~ 7 mins.; a grieving elephant tries to resuscitate a dead elephant). Who is the man behind the myths? (From original sources.) If you have ever felt pressured by parents, worried that going to college was a total waste of time and money, and more inclined to hang out with your friends than study Then you have a good friend in Darwin. TAKE NOTES NOW Darwin as a student Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind the school as a means of education for me was a complete blank. My father once said to me, You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family. But I do not believe that I should have succeeded beyond a very low grade I did nothing except...
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