Monday, August 11, 2014

My Year of Darwin: 8/11/2014 Darwin's fruit fly: the pigeon

 Charles Darwin

"Believing that it is always best to study some special group, I have, after deliberation, taken up domestic pigeons. I have kept every breed which I could purchase or obtain, and have been most kindly favoured with skins from several quarters of the world, more especially by the Honourable W. Elliot from India, and by the Honourable C. Murray from Persia" Charles Darwin, Origin of Species

Darwin became a pigeon fancier - a lover of pigeons. Since he didn't work at a university or museum, all these birds and skins were kept at his house. I would be single or killed. 

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