Fifteen Eighty Four

Academic perspectives from Cambridge University Press


This Valentine’s Day, you’re my natural selection

Charles Darwin

Darwin Day isn’t the only holiday this week, but here at Cambridge, we like to think that it’s the most important one: how can a day of roses and over-processed chocolates even compete with a tribute to groundbreaking intellectual achievement? Darwin revolutionized biology, theology, medicine, gender, politics, and literature, so I’ll bet has a thing or two to teach us about romance as well.

His 1871 study On the Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex is just filled with Hallmark-worthy sweet nothings, so we’ve put his words into cards you can send your Valentine! You’re welcome.


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