Charles Darwin, the originator of the theory of evolution, was born on 12 February 1809. Darwin's ideas changed the manner in which we looked at and understood our world. It has been one of the pillars of modern materialism and an immense resource for rationalist and progressive forces. It has, of course, underpinned much of the advances made in the bio-sciences of the past century and a half, on which are founded our medical, public health and agricultural successes.
On the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Darwin, Pragoti pays its respects to this quiet revolutionary with a short account of his work and its contemporary relevance.