The Dissent Of Man

By JF Derry

Exploring the influence of Darwin on everyone: atheists, Christians, biologists and entrepreneurs

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Darwin Miscellania

Thank you for your patience in awaiting this next addition to our shed space. I've been amassing quite a collection of Darwin-related gems harvested from across the internet and I thought you good people might like a share of them. Sorry they're in no particular order or grouping, but I have checked through the links on posting them here, so I hope they all work for you.

There are of course tons more that could have been listed here, but if you have any particular favourite not included please add it as a comment below.

Also, please remember to spread the word about this book. It's not going to happen unless we can get it to 100%. Thank you.


T. platensis skull in Voyage of the Beagle, bought for 18 pence from a farmer in Uruguay. 

"An English gentleman would not himself give a moment's unnecessary pain to any living creature" An appeal

Phyllostoma Grayi - zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. 

Chimpanzee disappointed and sulky from Expression of the Emotions

Paper read to Royal Society 1st July 1858

SJ Gould's The Structure of Evolutionary Theory (disagrees with Dawkins' gene-orientation) 

1860 Oxford evolution debate dramatisation Huxley (and Hooker) v Wilberforce 

Book recommendation - Darwin for Beginners by Jonathan Miller & Borin Van Loon.

23rd May 1861 - in a letter to Herschel, one of the first mentions of Intelligent Design, perhaps? 

Scientific Naturalism (Chapter 1 of my Darwin in Scotland)

"My name is DarWIN, not DarLOSE … a knee to HIS origin of species … it's ALL about natural selection" 

Photograph 51 and the politics of the Wilkins lab, Darwin v Owens, plus other academic rows 

Birds in The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle - Galapagos Hawk 

Birds in The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle - Flycatcher 

Darwin's Legacy - FREE Stanford University course [YouTube] 

Darwin's Legacy - FREE Stanford University course [ITunes] 

Rough Cut: Redmond's finally gone completely mad

Francis Darwin's Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Foundations of The Origin of Species. 2 essays written in 1842 & 1844 (ed Francis)

Origin of Species FREE Kindle edition

Voyage of the Beagle FREE Kindle edition 

Descent of Man FREE Kindle edition 

Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals FREE Kindle edition

Power of Movement in Plants FREE Kindle edition 

Insectivorous Plants FREE Kindle edition

Wonderful illustrations from Insectivorous Plants 

French group Darwin's Theory with Hosanna from 1966 on 45rpm 

"Thinking Kong" (see what I did there?) - can art introduce values to scientific objectivity? 

One Giant Leap for Mankind: Terrestrial & Extraterrestrial Hominina Evolution 

Richard Darwin Keynes died in only 2010 - great-grandson of CD & editor of Beagle Record & Zoology Notes 

Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin, 1/2-uncle of CD, physician & traveller 

In 1864, AR Wallace wrote, "…Natural Selection …I shall always maintain it to be actually yours" 

Lancet Special - an eclectic collection of articles - Darwin's Gifts

[Of Archaeopteryx] "how little we as yet know of the former inhabitants of the world” 

CD's dad after whom he was given the middle name Robert aka Bobby (also Chas) 

Huxley's original definition of Agnosticism (much closer to a modern-day skeptic)

Richard Feynman on God 

Carl Sagan on "God" and "gods" 

The most insightful, accurate and succinct exposé of religion you'll ever read: Paul Dirac


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