Charles Darwin


Darwin on £10 note

(© the Governor and Company of the Bank of England 2000, reproduced by permisson)

In Britain the importance of Darwin and his theory of evolution by natural selection is recognized at the highest levels of politics and government. Above, you should be able to see a link to the Bank of England's image of the E-series £10 note, dated 2000.

If Darwin had been American, would we would have seen his portrait on a dollar denomination bill next to the inscription "In God We Trust"?

"Darwin's book was misnamed, because it is ... not a treatise on the origin of species ".  True or false?  Judge for yourself; read what Darwin actually said on species and speciation.

Read Darwin online: Complete Works of Darwin Online.


The Bank of England's page about the currently circulating £10 note
The Bank of England's brief biography of Charles Darwin
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