I Am Very Poorly Today

Darwin, circa 1859 or 1860. (Wiki Commons.)

Darwin, circa 1859 or 1860. (Wiki Commons.)

“But I am very poorly today & very stupid & hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders.”

— Charles Darwin, letter to Charles Lyell, Oct 1, 1861


Everyone has their bad days.


2 thoughts on “I Am Very Poorly Today

  1. That’s every day for a would be perfectionist like Darwin, who realised with frustration that however long he spent gathering and interpreting data, he would never have enough for a 100% scientific theory. Perhaps the surprising thing is that he never really allowed that scientific theories are never watertight and will always be revised: but then he was up against some powerful opposition in the creationists.

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