Darwin, "A Venerable Orang-Outang"

By Carl Zimmer | February 18, 2008 10:29 am

Darwin

Kim writes:

“This is my tattoo of Darwin. It’s from a political cartoon published in the late 1800’s. As I’m an anthropologist studying human evolution, it felt appropriate.” The original cartoon appeared in Hornet magazine in 1871, in the wake of Darwin’s publication of The Descent of Man. Here is the magazine editor’s note; if you then press “next” you can see the original. Wikipedia has a cleaner copy of the original.

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