“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”
Today we celebrate Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday. He certainly was one of the most influential scientists walking the Earth, whether you believe in his hallmark observations and conclusions on evolution or not.
He was also a remarkable human.
This is what he wrote to his future wife Emma Wedgwood, his first cousin:
“I think you will humanize me, and soon teach me there is greater happiness, than building theories, and accumulating facts in silence and solitude”.
By the way, Charles did not consider himself an atheist, in the sense of denying the existence of God…