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Darwin Took Steps -textversion by ~theflyingtrilobite is an inspiring portrait of the scientist whose vision changed the way we understand life. Happy Darwin Day! ( Featured by Stykera )
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ThaliaAngel91 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Darwin rockz! ^^ hes my biggest idol
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome idol, ThaliaAngel91!
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ADigitalArtist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful depiction. Much belated grats on the Daily Deviation. :D
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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ChemicalRachel-xD Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome man.
I think you'd enjoy reading "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins, a truly remarkable book :]
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I love that book. Dawkins is a wonderful writer.
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ChemicalRachel-xD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He absolutley is.
Have you read The Selfish Gene? It's next on my agenda.
Depends on whether it's at the library or not; I've been brought up Catholic [oh yes, another ssd victim of child indoctrination] so I have to kinda hide these books. Plus I go to a "faith" school so I have to be quite discreet to avoid trouble. Pathetic really :/
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, Selfish Gene is one of the only books by Dawkins I haven't read so far. I started with River out of Eden, and have read everything except Climbing Mount Improbable and Selfish Gene.

It's not pathetic. And you're not alone. Sometimes hiding stuff like that from the ones you love is an act of bravery too.

You may enjoy reading the blog and books of Dale McGowan (disclosure: I painted his blog banner -I was a fan from before that though!)
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ChemicalRachel-xD Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My biology teacher has a few books, of which he's willing to lend me; we can't really have discussions about it because he could get sacked which is annoying.

The reason I hide them is I don't want to offend them, my mum's had a really hard life and having a bit of faith has gotten her through it so I'm fine with that.

I'll have a read, thanks :)
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BloodStainAffiliate Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Great concept!
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It seems to resonate well with people. Much appreciated!
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BloodStainAffiliate Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. :)
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HeatherWaller-Rivet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
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eldictator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
To quote the great david attenborough

"My response is that when Creationists talk about God creating every individual species as a separate act, they always instance hummingbirds, or orchids, sunflowers and beautiful things. But I tend to think instead of a parasitic worm that is boring through the eye of a boy sitting on the bank of a river in West Africa, [a worm] that's going to make him blind. And [I ask them], 'Are you telling me that the God you believe in, who you also say is an all-merciful God, who cares for each one of us individually, are you saying that God created this worm that can live in no other way than in an innocent child's eyeball? Because that doesn't seem to me to coincide with a God who's full of mercy'
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The truth is scary often times. Doesn't make the happy fairy tales more true.

Thanks again for your well-put words in the thread.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Student Writer
He might had stolen Wallace's popularity, but he's still worth of respect :)
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:iconglendonmellow:
GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I like to think he stole it inadvertently. And Wallace seems to be cropping up a fair bit in the press these days, so maybe it's changing.
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Deimantas Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student General Artist
love the concept
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:iconglendonmellow:
GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Deimantas.

I appreciate the feedback.
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Deimantas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Student General Artist
Sorry it's so short, but I really like it :)
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Yoshi-chu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Go Team Darwin!

Creationism is a bunch of BS.
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:iconcavywolfe:
CavyWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
AND it contradicts itself in the old/new testaments.
In the old, it says that god created all the creatures before creating man.
In the new, it says man came first.
:>
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eldictator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
The whole book is a contradiction, The old testament is often ignored because it's full un-savoury things.
The scary thing is, most agnostics /atheists in my experience have a broader knowledge of the bible, instead of some rose tinted view taught at school that creationists have
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CavyWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Often , atheists and agnostics do, because some of us actually read the bible, instead of listening to the preachers view on it.
So sad when you see full-grown adults seeing the world that way.
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree wholeheartedly, Yoshi-chu!
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brandonbond123 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Happy Birthday Darwin.
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:iconglendonmellow:
GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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Anna-bananaa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist
noice. This is interesting.
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Anna-bananaa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist
no problem :):)
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ehlizeka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
darwin was a cheater man...lol cong. for who still think that they were monkey:D .LOLALALALA
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Umm, whuh?
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videogamemaniac001 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
H-how did you draw that?! It's amazing.
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:iconglendonmellow:
GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I worked from photo reference, and added the stairs from imagination. You can see the pencil drawing here.

Thanks!
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videogamemaniac001 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
It is simply amazing.
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:iconglendonmellow:
GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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videogamemaniac001 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconfeldyfied:
Feldyfied Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Viva la evolution!
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:iconglendonmellow:
GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It cannot be denied! :-)
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QuanticChaos1000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! :D
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shurtugalgeek Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darwin and Abe Lincoln were born on the same day
and only 2 hours apart and i have respect for both.
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
As do I. Thanks for checking it out.
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shurtugalgeek Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem :D
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:iconkisho-the-sage:
Kisho-The-Sage Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Evolution is driven by sex.

--Charles Darwin

Angels feed on the tree of life; Humans feed on the Tree of Knowledge -- Nordic Mythology
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
And think of how much more we understand now! He was right in that the mixing of genes for most organisms matters a lot. Environmental pressures are the road if sex is the driver.
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azkardchic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece, I think you captured his famous beard quite well, Happy Darwin Day to you.
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GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, azkardchic! I love the detailed feedback.

Happy Darwin Day to you!
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thewizardess Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Happy Darwin Day! :)
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:iconglendonmellow:
GlendonMellow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Darwin Day to you as well, thewizardess!
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