Tuesday, July 03, 2007


The Weathermen

The Beagle, the ship on which naturalist Charles Darwin made the voyage of discovery that led to the theory of evolution, was captained by Robert FitzRoy, a devout Christian who in later years became an ardent opponent of Darwin's theory.

Ironically, FitzRoy was also "a pioneer in weather forecasting, which attracted criticism from religious leaders who saw it as interfering with divine intentions," notes historian John van Wyhe of the University of Cambridge's Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online.

That's why RSR gets all his weather reports from Pat Robertson. He's got the big guy on speed dial -- probably on his new iPhone.


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