Yesterday morning I compiled the post about the Church of England issuing a posthumous apology to Charles Darwin, admitting the church has misunderstood his teachings on evolution. So, for a period yesterday morning, I was absorbed in Charles Darwin ~ not a common occurrence for me.
Later, I received some materials to review from a prospective client interested in having me do some marketing writing. I opened the files and scanned them as well as visited the company’s website. The company’s name is Geospiza, which frankly is a name with which I was totally unfamiliar.
Then I found a brief reference on the Geospiza website as to the origin of the name. As it turns out, Geospiza is a genera of the finch family found on the Galapagos Islands and known as Darwin’s Finches, so named because of their importance in development of his theory of evolution and natural selection.
Once again, I consider that to be a relatively obscure connection ~ Darwin and Darwin’s Finches ~ to occur within a few hours of each other, especially considering the relatively little thought I've given to Charles Darwin in my lifetime.