Damn it, it looks so simple

200 years ago Charles Darwin was born and changed us forever.

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This guy realized –and proved– that all species have evolved over time from common ancestors through a process he called natural selection. “Arguably the most powerful idea ever”, or at least a neat thought which eventually killed Adam and Eve.

Evolution had started, growing up together with Mendel’s patterns of heredity, the discovery of DNA or the developmental biology. Before him we had no clue about life; philosophers, scientists, religious people, politicians, … all had said many things before, but it had to be Darwin the one to put as on the right track.

Once again, many thanks Charles and happy birthday!

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Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

Yet another awesome gallery from The Big Picture, the year 2008 in photos (part 1/3):

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A Kenyan boy screams as he sees kenyan policeman with a baton approach the door of his home in the Kibera slum of Nairobi 17 January 2008.

Update: Another terrible picture from the same photographer:

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