I was in line to buy a Starbucks tea and treat at lunch today when I noticed a young man with nice tattoo sleeves. Upon closer examination, I clearly saw Darwin's picture--a very nicely done black and white portrait--on one upper arm. I said, "Nice Darwin!," to which he replied, "you are one of only two people to ever call it out correctly straight away."

I wouldn't actually mind such a tattoo. While I don't revere him as a founder of atheism, as some detractors suggest, I think he was a great scientist and a man of integrity, honesty and balls. He wasn't the first to think of the basics of evolution, but he had the guts and tenacity to publish and keep on in the face of sever opposition.

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Comment by Shine on May 27, 2010 at 12:50pm
I like the Darwin tattoo! I'm toying with the idea of getting a tiny pink unicorn on my ankle that is nearly invisible. ;)
Comment by S S Tragus on May 27, 2010 at 6:53pm
Ah, but if it's not entirely invisible to the rest of us it's not The authentic pink unicorn.
Comment by Shine on May 27, 2010 at 7:14pm
So true! Maybe I'll just do a pink dotted outline.

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