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Charles Darwin’s grandfather Erasmus Darwin [wiki] was a physician, philosopher, and scientist, but he wasn’t particularly adept at any of the three. Darwin’s logic was that sleep could cure disease and that spinning around really fast a great way to induce the slumber. Nobody paid much attention to it at first, but later, American physician Benjamin Rush adapted the treatment for psychiatric purposes. He believed that spinning would reduce brain congestion and, in turn cure mental illness

Charles Darwin’s grandfather Erasmus Darwin [wiki] was a physician, philosopher, and scientist, but he wasn’t particularly adept at any of the three. Darwin’s logic was that sleep could cure disease and that spinning around really fast a great way to induce the slumber. Nobody paid much attention to it at first, but later, American physician Benjamin Rush adapted the treatment for psychiatric purposes. He believed that spinning would reduce brain congestion and, in turn cure mental illness

Guest post by Rod Hunt  Most science journals these days are owned either by a major publisher or by a learned society. Oxford University Press publishes Annals of Botany and AoB PLANTS but does this august institution also own these two titles? No it does not. Maybe there is an Annals of Botany Society holding all the reins? Wrong again  there is no such society that you can join.  The actual owners are the Annals of Botany Company a small group of independent incorruptibles which has…

Who owns Annals of Botany and AoB PLANTS

Guest post by Rod Hunt Most science journals these days are owned either by a major publisher or by a learned society. Oxford University Press publishes Annals of Botany and AoB PLANTS but does this august institution also own these two titles? No it does not. Maybe there is an Annals of Botany Society holding all the reins? Wrong again there is no such society that you can join. The actual owners are the Annals of Botany Company a small group of independent incorruptibles which has…

TIL Charles Darwin married his first cousin with whom he had ten children. Three died as infants and three were infertile. He was the first to raise the question if incest may cause weaknesses in offspring after studying inbred plants in his garden. : todayilearned

TIL Charles Darwin married his first cousin with whom he had ten children. Three died as infants and three were infertile. He was the first to raise the question if incest may cause weaknesses in offspring after studying inbred plants in his garden. : todayilearned

Portrait of Charles Darwin, standing three quarter length Giclee Print by John		 Collier at Art.com

Portrait of Charles Darwin, standing three quarter length

Portrait of Charles Darwin, standing three quarter length Giclee Print by John Collier at Art.com

IWC Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar

IWC Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar

IWC Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar - Less than two weeks ago, we brought you a sneak peak at IWC's handsome new Aquatimer dive watch collection for 2014. Even though the SIHH 2014 trade show isn't for another couple of weeks, we have new, interesting information that will help you make sense of the entire range of IWC Aquatimer models for the new year...

IWC Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar - Less than two weeks ago, we brought you a sneak peak at IWC's handsome new Aquatimer dive watch collection for 2014. Even though the SIHH 2014 trade show isn't for another couple of weeks, we have new, interesting information that will help you make sense of the entire range of IWC Aquatimer models for the new year...

HMS Beagle. A Cherokee-class brig-sloop, launched from the Woolwich Dockyard. She was adapted as a survey barque and took part in three expeditions, the second of which was the voyage on which the young Charles Darwin began to form his theory of evolution.:

HMS Beagle. A Cherokee-class brig-sloop, launched from the Woolwich Dockyard. She was adapted as a survey barque and took part in three expeditions, the second of which was the voyage on which the young Charles Darwin began to form his theory of evolution.:

IWC Watches Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar - we've updated this recent article with new details on the Deep Three and a new photo, have a look on aBlogtoWatch.com

IWC Watches Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar - we've updated this recent article with new details on the Deep Three and a new photo, have a look on aBlogtoWatch.com

IWC Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar - Less than two weeks ago, we brought you a sneak peak at IWC's handsome new Aquatimer dive watch collection for 2014. Even though the SIHH 2014 trade show isn't for another couple of weeks, we have new, interesting information that will help you make sense of the entire range of IWC Aquatimer models for the new year...

IWC Aquatimer Watches For 2014: Charles Darwin, Galapagos Islands, Bronze, The Deep Three, And A Perpetual Calendar - Less than two weeks ago, we brought you a sneak peak at IWC's handsome new Aquatimer dive watch collection for 2014. Even though the SIHH 2014 trade show isn't for another couple of weeks, we have new, interesting information that will help you make sense of the entire range of IWC Aquatimer models for the new year...

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