Charles Darwin Christmas Ornament

Charles Darwin Ornament

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The casual observer will probably think that Santa Claus forgot his hat, but you know that it actually portrays intellectual hero and "secular saint" Charles Darwin. Our glass Darwin is 5" (12.7 cm) tall and can stand on its own or hang from the included string.

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Charles Darwin didn't invent the idea of evolution. Ancient Greeks believed that one type of animal could descend from another, and the idea persisted into Roman times. Darwin's importance was giving evolution a scientific framework by explaining its mechanism as the principle of natural selection. It was a remarkable insight for a time when genetics were unknown.

Born into a Universalist Unitarian family, young Charles went to Cambridge to become an Anglican clergyman. During the voyage of the Beagle he annoyed shipmates by quoting the Bible as a moral authority. Although his studies disproved the literal truth of the Bible as history and the Church of England was less than thrilled with his ideas, Darwin considered it "absurd to doubt that a man might be an ardent theist and an evolutionist" and wrote that "I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of a God." Rather, he considered himself an agnostic. Claims that he reverted to Christianity on his deathbed have been proven false.

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