Don’t have a t-shirt ready to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday? Then get your special, exclusive limited-edition tshirt to wear for a whole year!
Wear this and pay homage to the man who’s genius shed so much light on the darkness of ignorance.
His grand notion was the gradual evolution over long periods of time by the natural selection of those varieties of an organism slightly better adapted to the environment (via random genetic mutation) and hence more likely to produce descendants. Combined with the discoveries of the cellular and molecular basis of genetics, Darwin’s theory of evolution has become the dominant unifying concept of modern biology. The explanatory power of Darwin’s idea has even caused geneticist and evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky to remark “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”.
For those interested, part of my design uses an image of Charles Darwin, printed as a satirical caricature in ‘The Hornet’ magazine in 1871. I thought it suitably ironic considering such common utterances of the time as “Descended from the apes? My dear, let us hope that it is not true, but if it is, let us pray that it does not become widely known” (wife of the Bishop of Worcester).
FOR THE LOVE OF SCIENCE AND NATURAL HISTORY, I AM SELLING THIS TEE WITHOUT ANY MARKUP.