Saturday, April 4, 2015

Darwin's dad thought he was a slacker

"You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat catching, and you will be a disgrace to all your family."

Robert Darwin, to his son Charles, after Charles's med school failure

Quoted in John Homans, What's a Dog for? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Bet Friend (New York: Penguin, 2012), p. 94

No comments:

Post a Comment