Sunday, February 12, 2006

Happy Darwin Day!

By Elaine Meinel Supkis
I read "Silent Spring" before exploring "On The Origin Of The Species" by Darwin. Both books have been a big influence on my life. It is interesting that the Key to the Kingdom of Nature was a particularily drab subset of species of bird, the Galapagos Island finches. The bird kingdom has some of the flashiest, most beautiful of all living creatures but it was the least of these that revealed to a great mind the greatest insight into Nature Herself. So let us celebrate Darwin Day by filling the birdfeeder.