Ola and doubly fortunate to be assigned at least half time to Bill Ellos during most if not all of that period Although I never took one of his medical thics courses he probably cared for my intellectual and professional development than any other at the university It was he who not only got me to read most of Wittgenstein but also ncouraged me to deliver a paper on the man and later publish it It was he who got me interested and involved in fields beyond the ken of contemporary academic philosophy Yet throughout I always had the sense that he was adjusting my work assignments somewhat taking into account my own interests potential interests and needs not just his ownTowards the nd of these assignments I learned that one was Loyal to His Lies expected to spend about 16 20 hours weekly on one s assistantship I was amazed having spent like 40 hours weekly at the flat rate of pay we all received Still it was worth it I would have done much of it for Bill and form myself without recompenseAt thend after orals and after reaching the absolute limit on assistantship assignments Bill took me out for dinner and conversation at a fine restaurant in Evanston He needn t have done that but the human touch so characteristic of Bill was much appreciatedI have no idea where Bill is now I know Darwin s The Favorite Daughter epic voyage was important for his development of the theory of natural selection andvolution and I have read Origin of Species and other works The Voyage of the Beagle doesn t grab me like his other works I suppose I am not much a fan of Travel literature Just not my thing Don t interpret my rating as a downing of the book It is just not my thing and I do like Darwin s other worksUpdate 9142020 Flashes of insight in biology and geology mixed in with some 19th century prejudices of an Englishman on a voyage I mean he is a little better and open than your average bloke from that period but definitely caught up in the conventional wisdom of the time A little jarring to delicate 21st century Fitness for Geeks ears but understandable given who he is and where he came from I think the writing in his later books is better This is not the correctdition Mine is published by Recorded Books read by John Franklin Robbins is just selections from the book about 45 hours long with additional material a really good biography It was short to the point It s been a long time since I last read this but I think I liked it in audio better than in print Darwin s prose is perfect for being read out loud Everyone always talks about Darwin s theories on volution which makes it tough to remember that he was an all around natural philosopher These selections actually contained on geology the natives than volution Of course he uses both to support the theory of volution since we re all fairly familiar with it now these selections really help show just how much knowledge he brought to bearHe was incredibly well read didn t come up with his theories in a void He constantly refers to the work of others many of them natural philosophers who had studied other areas species He Wallace were just the first to unify this knowledgeIt was really interesting to listen to his opinions on native peoples specially on slavery which was rampant around the world at the time He mentions how children were bought for a mere button from some of the native tribes As horrifying as that was he was horrified by how slaves were broken by their Spanish masters yet he was remote when he described how some natives would cannibalize their old women for food before they would at their dogs If nothing lse this is an Naked Choke excellent reminder of how far the world has come in a mere 150 yearsI can t recommend this highlynough After listening to this I m going to have to listen to the full book some time soon It might sound like a little dry to read a scientist s observations of an Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good expedition but that wasn t the case for me Charles Darwin s Voyage of the Beagle provides a fascinating glimpse on Darwin sarly impressions of race slavery decolonization the dichotomy of savagery and civilization and the survival of the fittest as well as his descriptions of a wide variety of fauna and stunning natural scenery Commanders in the Royal Navy could not socialize with their crew They ate their meals alone then they met with the officers on board ship This took it s mental toll on the ship s Captain s and so they were allowed a civil companion someone from outside the Navy who would #be under their command but was not part of the crew Captain Fitz Roy age 26 a Nobleman and a passionate #under their command but was not part of the crew Captain Fitz Roy age 26 a Nobleman and a passionate chose Charles Darwin a wealthy upper class Naturalist Murder at the Mansion enthusiast to be his companion aboard the HMS Beagle for the five year voyage to map Patagonia and Tierra del Feugo and circumnavigate the globeWhat I found most interesting about this book was howasy it is to read and njoy It is the dited journal of Charles Darwin during his voyage on HMS Beagle yes but it reads like a travel channel show with Darwin as your host This is not the old Origin of Species Darwin with his long white beard and noble wisely appearance This is just out of college Darwin looking for adventure He s 24 years old he knows nothing he wants to see Seductive Surrender everything he is good natured idealistic and full of uestions It s like he s on a cruise ship which happens to be a ship of war and he only has a few days atach port to party and see all the sights Naturalist gone Wild What makes the journals Seductive Surrender (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, enjoyable is that this is not a young man who thinks he has all the answers He is aware of his inexperience and unfamiliarity withvery surrounding he finds himself in and relies on interviews with others locals magistrates natives scientists to fill in the blanks He is smart He accumulates facts He writes them down He xpresses brief opinions He gathers facts He has adventures And here and there a light clicks on We see something start to dawn on him He doesn t put it together that will come years later but all the information he needs to formulate his later theories is here he just doesn t see it But we do And that s the fun of reading these journals watching this young man grow up on this five year voyage What makes this an xtraordinary read is that we know how it nds This book is a little like watching The Sixth Sense a second time after you know the twist to watch all the clues missed the first time knowing that years later Darwin will see the twist Darwin s own account of the now almost legendary five year voyage of the Beagle is an ntertaining illuminating and fascinating read Darwin writes with such nthusiasm that it s difficult not to be swept up in the journey and the remarkable things he witnessed and studied as he circumnavigated the globeThe only thing I found slightly disappointing was Darwin s attitude towards some of the peoples or as he refers to them savages he interacted with on his trek Darwin was famously anti slavery but it becomes painfully clear in the reading of
this book that he did not object to slavery because To listen to this book review as book that he did not object to slavery because To listen to this book review as podcast click below book is really a rare treasure Is there anything comparable Here we have the very man whose ideas have revolutionized completely our understanding of life writing with charm about the very voyage which sparked and shaped his thinking on the subject And ven if this book wasn t a window into the mind of one of history s most influential thinkers it would still be The Deepest Sin entertaining on its own merits Indeed the public at the time thought so making Darwin into a bestselling author I can hardly imagine how fascinating it would have been for a nineteenth century Englishman to read about the strange men and beasts in different parts of the world Today the world is so flat that almost nothing can surprise But what this book has lost Wijd aan het onderzoekenn classificeren van de op zijn reis verzamelde voorwerpen n het was onder andere dankzij dit onderzoek dat hij op zijn theorie over het ontstaan van soorten kwam Darwins werk zorgde voor en revolutie binnen de wetenschap maar had ook invloed op maatschappij filosofie n religie De acceptatie van volutie zette de mens neer als en diersoort onderdeel van de natuur in plaats van en boven de natuur staande levensvorm Samen met de rfelijkheidsleer van Mendel vormt Darwins volutietheorie tegenwoordig de basis van alle biologische kenni. What I wrote in my LJ while I was reading itSo I ve started reading The Voyage of the Beagle I ve only read a chapter or so so far but it s very njoyable I just kind of wish I d paid attention to my geology classes in school It s a lot relaxed and not nearly as self conscious and defensive as TOoS was It s all along the lines of Hi all We arrived on Random Island today The trees are pretty but the people didn t ven give us coffee Can you believe it Anyhoo I found a rock that turned out to be bird shit and a octopus spat in my face today Yay It was the happiest moment of my life More tomorrow ByeeeeVery adorable He also keeps hitting things with his geological hammer I m still reading the VotB as well which really is a bit of an adventure novel not in the least because it really reads like a diary and because Darwin seems to have a healthy sense of humour about himself Every other page he seems to make a fool of himself in some way or another Also he seems surprisingly humble and insecure in his naturalistic findings He records and very tentatively makes links but at this point most of the big work seems to be done by the people he sent his samples back to He also really seems to fanboy Humboldt to be a staunch abolitionist and I am sure he really pissed FitzRoy off when he carried ight or nine dinosaur skeletons on boardAlso another Darwin uote that I just read in the bath The captain at last said he had one uestion to ask me which he should be very much obliged if I would answer with all truth I trembled to think how deeply scientific it would be it was Whether the ladies of Buenos Ayres were not the handsomest in the world I replied like a renegade Charmingly so He added I have one other uestion Do ladies in any other part of the world wear such large combs I solemnly assured him that they did not They were absolutely delighted The captain xclaimed Look there a man who has seen half the world says it is the case we always thought so but now we know it My Le valeureux guerrier excellent judgment in combs and beauty procured me a most hospitable reception the captain forced me to take his bed and he would sleep on his recadoThis book is too fricking amusingYet Darwin because I might as well keep you updated now We re in Patagonia and have just gone on an upriver hikeboatride to the Cordilleras I ve found out I read these books much like I read naval passages in Patrick O Brian It s not like I skip anything and I get the main gist and it makes sense while I m reading but I don t actually retain it all by a long long long shot Impressions stay and I learn some new things if only through repetition but a lot of it I lose again almost immediately Darwin keeps referencing Jack Byron s accounts now and I feel so very guilty for not remembering a lot of these things So yes aside from a series of clear impressions and a few remembered names forach region there is disturbingly little I remember Humboldt would have bitchslapped me long agoAt least I have the consolation that Darwin apparently always carried a few books with him to identify species with That Snowflakes on the Sea eases the sting a bitAlso points to you Wordsworth Editions for not translating the French passages In any case out of all the period accounts by naturalists that I ve read so far this is by far the most fun the mostntertaining and the most readable I d recommend it to anyone who wants to play around with this natural science business not in the least because Darwin shows so much of himself Humboldt much as I love him only occasionally mentioned Bonpland and only very rarely himself Darwin stays in the tradition of well I m tempted to say Stephen Maturin s journal No romantic woes or anything but scientific observations coupled with observations on the people he travels with coupled with God I m so cold and wet and miserable and I just want to be shot of this place It s nice Also animals are cute in this From condors to spiders to foxes to armadillos You get the feeling that if he d known it he would definitely have chosen Boom de Yadda as his personal theme
Ch 11 12 on the next leg of the journey with Darwin leaving Patagonia and heading for ChileAll I still want to remark upon on the Patagonian side where he went on a very wide tangent on the heights of snow lines and the descent of glaciers and his usual geological geekery and sort of lost me though he did warn the reader they could skip this bit if they weren t interested which is very civil in him that apparently he s read all of the different accounts related to the loss of the Wager as well Hee He references Byron Bulkeley and Cummins and Anson Be still my sueeful heartNow we re in Valparaiso where sings the sky is blue and all the leaves are green The sun s as hot as a baked potato And he probably feels like it s a shpadoinkel dayAnd of course fandoms cross again when he visits Cochrane s old hacienda of uinteroAlso this phrase just made me chortle a relation of the great author Finis who wrote all booksOh Charlie you dork Today in the life of DarwinOr rather January 1835 in the life of DarwinOr precisely stuff what I just read in the bathHokay so we re still running around Chile visiting people clambering through forests and clocking animals with geological hammers in the time honoured tradition of naturalists Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy everywhereWhen DISASTER Earthuakes Volcanoesrupting Mayhem Destruction Death And Darwin somehow has the gall to say thisFrom this circumstance Concepcion although not so completely desolated was a terrible and if I may so call it picturesue sightPicturesue Picturesue No Darwin you may not call it that IdiotaAnyway this sets him off Geology is his baby and there s now pages upon pages of gleeful rambling about fault lines and tectonic plates and the ffect of time and islands raised and drowned tc tcNow there s two chapters ahead of me in Cochrane country Valparaiso and then heigh ho off to the Galapagos to clock some finches turtles and auatic land animalsGalapagos Chapter verybody knows thisDarwin He s mopy and grumpy and really not liking Waimate or anything about the south island of New Zealand at all though most of New Zealand is getting shot down for being a bunch of war crazy ugly uncivilized filthy barbarians with ugly tattoos He s not getting much work done and people keep randomly shooting at other people and he s in a funk A deep funk Stupid island Stupid tattoos Stupid orcs This in GREAT contrast to Tahitisong ch 11
which to him for just the little timeto him for just the little time was there was heaven on Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival earth Everybody was friendly and smiling there was foodverywhere that tasted divine the people were so much better looking than Westerners and oh he just adored the tattoos I mean he really really liked those Tahitian tattoos Did he mention loving the tattoos yet And how handsome people are It must be the tattoos He s not ready to say much in favour for against the missionaries there since he says he s read conflicting accounts by people who have been there for far far longer than he has and therefore should know a lot better but I think Darwin has left a tiny little piece of his heart thereHokay I just had a bit of a longer reading session just now and finished the Voyage of the Beagle By now I ve sort of gotten used to reporting the good bits back to LJ here so you try to keep them in your mind as you read onI was going to mention how some people at Waimate have partially redeemed New Zealand in his Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, eyes how very very mixed his impression of Australia was I was going to go over his thoughts on atolls and barrier reefs strangely uninteresting for someone who has grown up on the National Geographic channel and takes all these things for granted his descriptions of Keeling Island Mauritius and AscensionBut then oh then he went home And that last chapter is so beautiful. Charles Robert Darwin wasen Engels autodidact op het gebied van natuurlijke historie biologie The Fix en geologie Darwin ontleent zijn roem aan zijn theorie datvolutie van soorten wordt gedreven door natuurlijke selectie Het bestaan van volutie werd nog tijdens zijn leven binnen en groot deel van de wetenschappelijke gemeenschap geaccepteerd De acceptatie van natuurlijke selectie als aandrijvend mechanisme liet langer op zich wachten n is tegenwoordig onomstreden Darwin werd gelovig opgevoed n opgeleid volgens de filosofie van de in die tijd in Engeland gangbare. People you have no idea It s personal Desire in Seven Voices emotional and wonderful and just for the joy of reading this one chapter alone I would than recommend this book He talks with immense and very real regret about his inability to put into words all that he has seen he launches into the most spirited rages and rants against the injustices of slavery he remembers fondly the scenes he thought the most beautiful the scenes he thought the most horrific and the scenes he knew would be the most memorable in thend He talks about the people he has met with such warmth of feeling and at the very nd he addresses any young budding naturalists who might be readingI feel like it would be a great shame not to pass this on But I have too deeply njoyed the voyage not to recommend any naturalist although he must not The Casa Mono Cookbook expect to be so fortunate in his companions as I have been to take all chances and to start on travels by land if possible if otherwise on a long voyage He may feel assured he will meet with no difficulties or dangersxcepting in rare cases nearly so bad as he beforehand anticipates In a moral point of view the ffect ought to be to teach him good humoured patience freedom from selfishness the habit of acting for himself and of making the best of very occurrence In short he ought to partake of the characteristic ualities of most sailors Travelling ought also to teach him distrust but at the same time he will discover how many truly kind hearted people there are with whom he never before had or ver again will have any further communication who yet are ready to offer him the most disinterested assistanceCharles Darwin I love you This book is Charles Darwin s journal of his 5 year voyage on the HMS BeagleThis journey marked the second of Captain Fitzroy and the Beagle but the first for 22 year old Charles Darwin who had decided to become a naturalist like Alexander von HumboldtDarwin had stopped studying medicine and refused to become a priest so the persuasion of an uncle was necessary for Charles father to allow and fund the journey in the first place But he didThey went from England to Tenerife Cape Verde Bahia Rio de Janeiro Montevideo the Falkland Islands Valparaiso Lima the Gal pagos I The Beagle was sent on a surveying mission by the Royal Navy initially it was intended to last three years but it was xtended to five and the ship circumnavigated the globe The captain Fitzroy wanted a companion on the voyage and through a convoluted series of vents nded up with a youthful Darwin along which so annoyed the official ship s Naturalist who was also the surgeon as was common that he resigned and left at the first port of call part way across the Atlantic Fortunately another surgeon was appointed at the same port Very little of what Darwin wrote actually talks about the oceansthis is because he was no great sailor and spent most of his time aboard acutely seasick Which in turn is why Darwin contrived to spend three out of five years on landAll this and is discussed in an Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) excellent introduction to thisdition which has printed the 1st dition abridging Darwin s journal by approx 13 however I m not sure how to feel about that have I been saved from really dull stuff that would have made what is a pretty lively book a chore to read Or have I missed out on some interesting material Weirdly having made this 13 chop the original Naval orders for the mission are included along with Fitzroy s ssay attempting to reconcile the Bible specifically the Deluge ie the Noah story with contemporary geology Even weirdly both of these appendices are worthwhile The mission orders are very practical and sensible and as specific as practicable and not as I imagined they would be vague and bureaucraticFitzroy s ssay reminded me of the kind of thing that went on in Oxford and Cambridge in the Middle Ages where people devoted themselves primarily to attempting to reconcile reality with the Classical philosophers and the Bible deploying a lot of casuistry and not much lse for the most part Roger Bacon being a notable xception and look what happened to him yep locked up by he Church for practising black magic The fact is that ven at the time of Beagle s voyage it was clear that the Earth had to be "orders of magnitude older than the historical record " of magnitude older than the historical record Genesis taken at face value suggested and literal belief in the Bible particularly the Old Testament was crumbling amongst the ducated scientists Christianity itself was still axiomatic for most however and Darwin
exception at time as cannot be mistaken from this bookGetting back to Darwin and his book the Voyage is a rarely dull often vivacious account not only of the flora and fauna Darwin ncounters but also of the geology people and societies he ncounters too the latter providing most of the funny and dramatic moments of which there are many I cannot recommend it to people uninterested in geology and biology however Readers who cannot cope with such The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant entries as a detailed theory of the formation of coral reefs still considered correct as far as it goes I believe will get bogged down uite often That said anyone who has successfully waded through The Origin of Species will find this anasy ride by comparisonDarwin displays an interesting blend of progressive attitudes Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) eg anti slavery and typical of his day Victorian Christian notionsg Christian Western Europe is the pinnacle of human societies whilst observing on the many different nations and cultures he Logic, Labels, And Flesh encounters alongside the wildlife and geology Apparently the people of Tierra Del Feugo are the least improved on the planetWhat you won t find here is a theory ofvolution the uestion of the origin of species arising only a few times and then very obliuely and in passingIn conclusion nowhere near as important as Origin of Species but much fun to read Upon matriculating into Loyola University s MAPhD program in philosophy during the late summer of 1980 Ino xception at
Was Assigned To Billassigned to Bill as his teaching assistant Bill a deep cover Jesuit had come to Chicago from Washington State having done some work there with Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design educational film as well as being a university professor His interests were diverse to say the least His doctoral dissertation form the Pontifical Institute in Rome was on Wittgenstein but the work he had me doing originally was mostly in medicalthics sociobiology and the foundations of The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths evolutionary theory That meant a lot of reading for me both of Wittgenstein and of Darwin and Wallace Most of it was close reading in that hexpected me to follow themes to create indices relevant to his work This was fine I often was learning from the research assistantship than from classwork Besides we only met occasionally and he got me assistantships Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems every summer so I could literally take the work to Michigan and the beach in the warm monthsDarwin s account of his researches while berthed as a gentleman scientist on HMS Beagle works as a travel book but it is punctuated by the kinds of observations which led to his theory of natural selection As such it is recommended to anyone interested in the subject as an introduction to it Too often we learn science from textbooks presented as if received from on high as holy writ and do not learn how the knowledge was obtained the interpretations derived The Voyage of the Beagle gives some of that background in a highlyntertaining Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice even adventurous fashionThe theory ofvolution was not of course new with Darwin One finds such speculation in the ancient Greeks Kant s Anthropology speculates about our descent from simian ancestors What Darwin did was to hypothesize an agent natural selection for such The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth evolution and provide detailed data supporting his theoryI was fortunate to have four years and three summers of research assistantships at Loy. Natuurlijke theologie die religien weten schap verenigde Dankzij de waarnemingen n ontdekkingen die hij in de loop van zijn leven deed ging hij chter steeds meer twijfelen over zowel de gangbare ideeën over soortvorming als zijn persoonlijke geloof Tijdens In Deeper een onderzoeks reis met het schip de Beagle 1831 1836 bezocht Darwin Zuid Amerika Australië het zuiden van Afrikan diverse Personlighetspsykiatri eilandengroepen in de Groten Indische Oceaan Op al deze plekken bestudeerde hij de plaatselijke dieren planten fossielen n geologie Een groot deel van zijn verdere leven was ge.