What is your relationship to Darwin?

My mother’s mother was one of his granddaughters, which makes me one of his 72 great-great-grandchildren.

What do you think he would have made of climate change?

He would have been very interested. He was always trying to think of imagined causes at the deepest possible level. For example, when he’s on a coral reef in the Indian Ocean he looks at the spray beating on the rocks and he thinks nothing can withstand the power of this ocean, but then there are other organic forces at work to counter that power. He was amazing ...


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