“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Friday, 12 July 2019
Top auction sales
Last month saw a 1859 first
edition of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection auctioned for $500,075. Elsewhere, for a
mere $2.3 million one could have procured a, somewhat larger, 150 million year
old allosaurus skeleton.