Darwin’s Library

I’m pretty fond of Charles Darwin and his works. As well as being a ground-breaking scientific theorist he was also an eloquent writer — (and don’t give me any of that “Evolution is just a theory!” crap! If you think in such a blinkered way you aren’t welcome here! So there!)

I recently happened across a web-site which makes available the contents of Darwin’s personal library in various formats. PDF files of the books are available for download. How incredibly cool! Here’s the site:

Darwin’s Library

Back in the old days, probably before many of you were born, I had a library card that enabled me, as a citizen of Missouri, to check out books from the Truman University Library in Kirksville, MO, proud home of osteopathy! I made good use of that library, and I was grateful to the state of Missouri for making it possible for autodidacts without any formal education to browse the stacks and check out books.

Larry