Passing by the primate area one day, a zoo attendant happens to notice a chimpanzee sitting on a rock with an open book in either hand, looking first at one and then at the other.
Upon closer examination, he identifies the books: a Bible and a copy of Charles Darwin‘s On the Origin of Species.
Curious, he asks the chimp, “What’s with the books?”
The chimp replies, “I’m trying to decide whether I’m my brother’s keeper or my keeper’s brother.”
February 12th is the birthday of Charles Darwin, the British naturalist and writer who revolutionized (maybe I should say ‘evolutionized’… the way we understand where life came from on this big ball of rock we call Earth.
Using logic and reason, not to mention a lot of hard work and research, Darwin realized that all species are descended from common ancestors and that natural selection determines what species will survive and which will perish. These findings were published in his book “On the Origin of Species“.
Join me in raising a toast to the man credited with first coming up with the theory of evolution!