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He named this notebook “/b/”

December 13, 2009

This is quite fun – a debunking of Ray Comfort’s debunking of Darwin. It features such historical truths as, “if you wanted to peddle science, cigars, or cough drops in Victorian England, you had to sport a Beard of Great Acclaim (BOGA).” Speaking of Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle, it notes:

The book was a boffo hit. Charles Darwin was now a household name. Realizing his plan now had its foot in the door, Charles finished his first “scientific” notebook to start afresh in a second one. In it, he would put a brain dump of the craziest, wildest, most twisted things he could imagine, and see if he could squeak a theory out of any of it. He named this notebook “/b/”.

Props if you get the reference in the last two sentences. I’ll spare you a link if you don’t.

  1. Ian
    December 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm


  2. December 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Give the man a cigar!

  3. Nate
    December 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

    This certainly explains Darwin’s strange final work, “The Expression of Emotions in Man and Goatse.”

    And if you don’t get that reference, I highly recommend not looking it up. Seriously. Do not google that. It is the sort of thing that cannot be ungoogled. You have been warned.

  4. December 14, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I’ve been on the intertubes long enough to know not to google that!

  1. December 13, 2009 at 6:02 pm
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