Reply to post: Re: Charles Freakin Darwin

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

Mike Richards

Re: Charles Freakin Darwin

How about Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles).

Founded the Lunar Society with Matthew Boulton, Josiah Wedgwood, and James Watt. Studied biology, physics, chemistry, geology and meteorology.

Abolitionist

Theory of evolution (1794)

The canal lift

The Ackermann linkage (found in the steering of most cars)

A copying machine

A speaking machine which could reproduce phones

The hydrolox rocket engine

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