The stories of the connection between the Wedgwood and Darwin families are in the forefront of the news more and more these days. Last year's Darwin anniversary brought out quite a bit of information on the family, but it hasn't disappeared from the interests of scientists and Darwin fans, or Wedgwood fans, as this article illustrates. There are many books about the Darwin/Wedgwood families, check them out! Note that this article indicates that it might have been his own family genetics and genealogy which prompted Charles Darwin to begin his thought processes. Check it out here. There are some controversial comments to this blog post, and we at Alexis Antiques do not support or deny those comments. Our interest is bringing Wedgwood-related information to the greater Wedgwood community. The Wedgwoods & Darwins intermarried for many generations, that is a fact, not a value judgment. The consequences of consanguinous lineages is a large topic, better left to the scientists, not blog posters! The facts represented in this article were of interest to us and we think they might also be of interest to our readers. Monday morning brings another article on this same topic in another UK publication. A bit more of the same, but perhaps interesting nonetheless. Click HERE.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
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