It's a Jungle Out There! Happy Birthday Charles Darwin
Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Thank you Charles Darwin for illuminating for us the most exquisite process which gives rise to the beautiful diversity of life on our planet. For some food for thought see Krista Tippett's interview with James Moore, a Darwin biographer at Evolution and Wonder: Understanding Charles Darwin.
Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man; ...no one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body.
-Charles Darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle
(Also, get the full text of the Origin of Species here.)