Field of Science

Darwin the business man

This is just a quick blog-redirect to Pharyngula. PZ Myers writes that Janet Browne reports that Charles Darwin thought his only talent was that of a business man. Go read the post, which includes this shocker:
At his wedding, the Darwin family financial seed was £10,000 granted to Charles and £10,000 to Emma. From this grew a fortune that, in the year before his death, was about £282,000. That's a lot of money: Darwin's expedition on the Beagle cost his father about £5,000, which was enough to buy a very nice house in those days, so Darwin was the equivalent of a modern multi-millionaire.

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