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  • 8 Aug 2008

    Darwin Letter Friday

    On August 7, 1832, in Montevideo, Charles Darwin is packing heat. He’s getting grizzled, turning into a rough and tumble explorer. Two weeks earlier he writes: “our beards are all sprouting.— my face at presents looks of about the same tint as a half washed chimney sweeper.— With my pistols in my belt & geological […]

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