Spirifer hawkinsii

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Brachiopod fossils illustration

An illustration of a pair of Spirifer hawkinsii brachiopod fossils collected by Charles Darwin in the Falkland Islands during the Beagle voyage on 22nd March, 1833.



Stense holding brachiopods

A pair of Spirifer hawkinsii brachiopod fossils being held by Stense at the Natural History Museum in London last week.

Full story on the Friends of Charles Darwin website.

(Thanks, Stense!)

God endorses Darwin!

It was like something out of The Blues Brothers (my all-time favourite film, incidentally). The London Natural History Museum yesterday afternoon:

Darwin bathed in light, the Great Hall, Natural History Museum

Cue the celestial music! Statue of Charles Darwin, bathed in heavenly light!

If I'm totally wrong, and there really is someone up there, He's probably trying to tell us something…

Looks as if God endorses Darwin!