• http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-H-Stafursky/1093523837 Richard H. Stafursky

    What would Darwin say about the evolution of minerals? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=evolution-of-minerals
    What would Darwin say about Earth being the Water Planet? And, about NASA imaging not a single faceted crystal on Mars or any other other-world-bodies yet Earth has had a parallel evolution of crystals caused by life also on Earth and on a par with the evolution of life. The natural landscape of Earth? Why, Earth is the Evolution Planet!

    • joeferrara

      According to Gould to have evolution you have to have daughter cases from which nature can select. It doesn’t apply to everything and one wonders if there are daughter cases of minerals.

  • josephferrara

    Feb 12 is also the birthday of Edward Forbes who also published in 1859