I see no necessity in the belief that the eye was expressly designed. On the other hand I cannot anyhow be contented to view this wonderful universe, and especially the nature of man, and to conclude that everything is the result of brute force. I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws, with the details, whether good or bad, left to the working out of what we may call chance.
La Pinta Darwin Day Celebration: Fun on Board for Guests and Crew
On February 12th, our guests and crew celebrated International Darwin Day aboard Yacht La Pinta. The date marks what would have been Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday. The La Pinta crew organized a day of events in honour of the legacy of the famed English biologist and his connection with the Galapagos archipelago. Darwin’s 1835 visit to the Galapagos would later come to change scientific inquiry and intellectual history forever. The La Pinta Darwin Day celebrations included costumes, lectures, and birthday cake! At Metropolitan Touring, we believe it’s important to recognize the impact of Darwin’s ideas. His concepts were immeasurably influential on the growth of modern science and the development of modern humanistic thought. Yet his theory of evolution challenged the religious worldview that dominated his time, and was hard even for him to accept. Darwin wrote to his American friend, Asa Gray, following the publication of his book, saying: