Happy Darwin Day 2014

Charles Darwin was born 205 years ago, and groups around the world are celebrating his birthday.

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'The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith ?' Charles Darwin On the Origin of the Species.

Problem: this was written by:
L. H. Matthews, introduction to Origin of Species 1872: Everyman. In fact, this is a misquote even of Matthews; his introduction refers to an unproved theory, rather than an improved theory.