Top museum perpetuates Dawin myth


Keep that in mind
Originally uploaded by Arsie Says

After reading John van Wyhe’s piece for the Guardian about Darwin myths earlier this year, in particular the often quoted phrase about species, I thought I would share this. The brand spanking new facility for the California Academy of Sciences just opened, and I came across this photo of that phrase – “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change” – cemented on the floor of some part of the museum.

4 thoughts on “Top museum perpetuates Dawin myth

  1. Aargh! Someone at CAS didn’t vett their exhibition text with their scientists. And now the mistake is quite literally set in stone.

  2. Pingback: Darwin misquote at the Oregon Zoo « The Dispersal of Darwin

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