Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

I wrote a post about romantic love on Valentine's Day three years ago, related to the Charles Darwin bicentennial. I considered doing something similar this year with respect to the other great Charles of the Victorian era, surname Dickens, but, maybe because I don't associate Dickens with romance, haven't dreamed up an adequate hook. So, I recommend the earlier post to those who haven't read it.

3 comments:

seana said...

I hadn't read it before. Thanks. Darwin Day was celebrated in Santa Cruz tonight by a group of people I know who term themselves humanists.I don't if they've read The Origin of Species, though. I certainly haven't.

Girish Shahane said...

Seana, it has to be said, The Origin of Species is not a literary masterpiece.

seana said...

I suppose he never envisioned it as such.