No one inspired me more during my university career then Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Although I was in the ‘sociological’ stream, I found the Darwinian paradigm (still do) more explanatory to the world around me, both social and natural, then most of the theorists upheld as the ‘sociological pillars’ – Durkheim, Simmel, Marx, etc. In honour of his birthday on February 12th, I wanted to take stock of what Darwin proposed – the gravity of his thoughts and how they changed the world. If I could go back in time, Charles Darwin would be one of two historical figures I’d like to meet: the other being Mark Twain.
Never stop evolving!!