Such being our habitual state of mind, it may well be believed that the perusal of the new book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" left an uncomfortable impression, in spite of its plausible and winning ways. We were not wholly unprepared for it, as many of our contemporaries seem to have been. The scientific reading in which we indulge as a relaxation from severer studies had raised dim forebodings. Investigations about the succession of species in time, and their actual g
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"There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties." Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man / "One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die." Charles Darwin, Origin of Species.
This face seems to not have a care in the world. The brain behind this face was careless with the facts. Well, he does have a few cares today - if you could ask him. In the Lake, everyone there is a nothing but an evolving light for the Creator. Be careful, you can get burned out studying the wearisome Mr. Charles Darwin.
Charles Darwin, fue un naturalista inglés que postuló que todas las especies de seres vivos han evolucionado con el tiempo a partir de un antepasado común mediante un proceso denominado selección natural.
Charles Darwin- (1809-1882) Fils de médecin anglais il voulait être médecin mais sa passion pour la biologie le détourna de sa vocation 1ère. En 1831 il embarqua à bord du Beagle pour un tour du monde de 5 ans. Il en tira la conclusion que tous les êtres humains ont un ancêtre commun et que les espèces évoluent par sélection naturelle. Seules survivent celles qui s'adapte à leur environnement.
On this day in 1820 the HMS Beagle launched. The ship took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage to test his theories on evolution.
Charles Darwin - English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. Darwin's work established evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. Darwin became internationally famous, has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and his pre-eminence as a scientist was honoured by burial in Westminster Abbey.
Charles Darwin, Evolutionist/Author: had CFIDS
Charles Darwin. by Gunslinger #5, via Flickr
Charles Darwin, 1809-1882
Sigmund Freud Portrait, Freud Father, Psychoanalysis Sigmund, Artsxdesign Sigmundfreud, Sigmund Freud S, Old People
Sigmund Freud father of psychoanalysis. Having seen this I will never again take anything he said seriously. :-)
Sigmund Freud father of psychoanalysis. Having seen this I will never again take anything he said seriously. :-) Why not? He has a mind bending inconvenience with him self ?
Sigmund Freud father of psychoanalysis. In tiefer Freundschaft mit seinem inneren Kind verbunden :-) er wusste wovon er sprach! Sehr seriously! Tolles Bild!!!
Sigmund Freud father of psychoanalysis. -Sigmund Freud
Old people still young humor. I'm impressed!
«Sigmund Freud // #sigmundfreud»
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Nomad of Bhutan
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Drokpa Woman | Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya | © Daniel Miller | true beauty | every woman is beauty | the butterfly temple | cultural beauty
Tibetan and Himalayan Portraits - Nomads of Tibet and Bhutan: Daniel Miller Nomad woman from Sakten, Bhutan - 1990
Nomad from Bhutan. #culture #traditional #costume
Nomad of Bhutan - Beautiful photography
Nomad of Bhutan. #people, #photography
Nomad of Bhutan - beautiful face
lunacylover: “ Nomad woman from Sakten. Bhutan, 1990 ”
"Portrait of Rufo", After the introduction of missionaries into the Omo Valley the Arbore now share a mixture of monotheistic and traditional animist beliefs Arbore Tribe, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia (2008 - Ongoing) I Joey Lawrence
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What does she see through the lens of her culture? Portrait of Rufo, Arbore Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia from Abyssinia: The Cradle of Mankind copyright Joey L./photokunst
Portrait of Rufo, Arbore Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia from Abyssinia: The Cradle of Mankind copyright Joey L./photokunst
Beautiful African woman (people, portrait, beautiful, photo, picture, amazing, photography, bald)
Africa | People. Portrait of Rufo (a member of the Arbore Tribe, Debub Omo Zone in Ethiopia) After the introduction of missionaries into the Omo Valley, the Arbore share a mixture of Protestant and traditional animist beliefs. “There is someone who created us. I don’t know who he is, or where he lives. Perhaps he lives in the sky, but it doesn’t matter. We get together and pray or whoever, or whatever he is.” (Rufo) Photo by Joey L
designisforliving: Portrait of Rufo, Arbore tribe, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
Portrait of Rufo, Arbore Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Photo by Joey L.
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The Art of Holding Hands Forever: Pictures of Elderly Couples in Love. This is the promise Josh and I made to one another, were playing for keeps. Learn easy ways to make your EX fall in love again with you!
Falling in love is easy, but staying in love is very special. – Anon..There is a very old couple that walk by my house everyday hand in hand. I smile at them everyday...they probably think I am weird but I so love seeing their love.
The Art of Holding Hands Forever: Pictures of Elderly Couples in Love. I am in love with old people.
I love seeing "old" people in love, because it gives me hope that true love still exists.
omg i love old couples!! They are so cute!! I can't to be like this one day!!
Where can I find a love like this? #Truelove #socute #foreverandalways
I hope this I can be like this oneday!!!
elderly couple, true love.
#oldpeople #cute #love
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hippieseurope: to me he was sort of the “hippie of hippies”…searching..and he wrote very spiritual songs..(George Harrison)…☮❤☮❤
George 1970 with the beautiful long hair --- fabulous picture of George
George Harrison is my favorite Beatle
George Harrison...love this picture
George Harrison - beautiful man
George Harrison My Sweet Lord
George Harrison. Hair envy.
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My sweet George
Madonna & Basquiat
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MADONNA ON HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ARTIST JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT “He wouldn't stop doing heroin. He was an amazing man and deeply talented, I loved him," said Madonna on a recent appearance on the Howard Stern Show, "When I broke up with him he made me give [the paintings he gave me] back to him. And then he painted over them black."
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & MADONNA They kicked it and got friendly (and drunk) at local bars, and from time to time, yes, they even hooked up. But the two never went past more than friends–with benefits. More than 20 years later, the singer is one of the lucky few who owns and collects the iconic artwork of her former friend.
Madonna & Jean-Michel Basquiat, they actually look great together
Madonna & Jean-Michel Basquiat | via Creativity ~ Cityhaüs Design
old-school Madonna + Jean-Michel Basquiat #lowereastside
Madonna Basquiat Beautiful beautiful people
Jean-Michel Basquiat & Madonna.
Madonna & Jean-Michel Basquiat
Madonna + Basquiat #faces
Philip Seymour Hoffman: The ESQ&A
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman
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"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." - Philip Seymour Hoffman, RIP
R.I.P. Phillip Seymour-Hoffman. 'Actors are responsible to the people we play. I don't label or judge. I just play them as honestly and expressively and creatively as I can, in the hope that people who ordinarily turn their heads in disgust instead think, “What I thought I'd feel about that guy, I don't totally feel right now”.' - Philip Seymour Hoffman. R.I.P. °
Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) - American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor as well as three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman// an amazing actor// Dead at 46 years old...So sad... so so sad. I enjoyed all of his roles--both supporting and starring. He filled a character niche that will not easily be filled.
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Give me any one of his movies. I'm positive I'll enjoy it. Legendary.
Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967-2014. R.I.P. One of the greatest actors of our time. A huge loss.
Black and White Photography Portrait of Philip Seymour Hoffman
RIP philip seymour hoffman// an amazing actor//
Philip Seymour Hoffman: The ESQ&A
Hand Embroidery, Amazing Embroidery, Embroidery Embroidery, Beautiful Embroidery, Fiber Art
Not sure where this was taken, but look at the beautiful patterns of embroidery / quilting by these wonderful ladies!
The most amazing piece of embroidery done by a women in the U.K. Amazing embroidery!
textile + trim inspiration So beautiful, how many hours to do such wonderful work
Hand embroidery-traditional folk art
keep on stitching! Embroidery
textile + trim inspiration
for ARTS SAKE
Alfred Hitchcock...awesome creepiness
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Alfred Hitchcock holding a replica dummy head. The dummy head was used in the 1972 film, Frenzy trailer for the body of Hitchcock floating down the River Thames.
Hitchcock holding Hitchcock. (and other really crazy behind the scenes photos from amazing films)
Alfred Hitchcock and Alfred Hitchcock awesome-people-hanging-out-together
Why yes, it is Alfred Hitchcock holding his head, of course.
Alfred Hitchcock holding his head (picking his own nose)
See all Alfred Hitchcock Movies!!!
Alfred Hitchcock #humor
So the trailer is out for Fox Searchlight's latest cinematic craving "Hitchcock"; a biopic starring Anthony Hopkins as the famed director during his trials and tribulations during the makings of his iconic film, "Psycho". The film features a roster of talent that include Jessica Biel as actress Vera Miles, Scarlett Johansson as the lead with…
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“This shot was for Essence Magazine. It was a very good moment in Lauryn’s life. We had just come back from Jamaica where I shot her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album cover. We first met when we did [The Fugees] The Score cover.” —Marc Baptiste (1998)
Respect The Shooter: Photographer Marc Baptiste captures Lauryn Hill & more. #photography
Fashion Photography by Marc Baptiste | Photographist - Photography Blog
Lauryn Hill NYC 1998 Photograph by Marc Baptiste Great photo
Marc Baptiste photographs #LaurynHill. #photography
Respect The Shooter: Marc Baptiste: Lauryn Hill
Lauryn by Marc Baptiste for Essence Magazine
lauren hill. 1 of the best!
Respect The Shooter: Marc Baptiste Speaks On Photographing Shakira, President Obama, Lauryn Hill, & More
Red Flower, Billie Holiday, Jazz Singer, Jazz Musicians, Beautiful Music, Beautiful Billie
Billie Holiday (1915-1959) was an American jazz singer, songwriter, and actress. Nicknamed "Lady Day", her vocal style greatly influenced jazz by pioneering a new way of manipulating phrase and tempo.
Billie Holiday ~ Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty Sexy Celebrities. Buy Salvia Extract, Kratom Extract, Vaporizers and Kratom Capsules online at http://www.buysalviaextract.com/
Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan) April 7,1915--July 17,1959 Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter whose husky, melancholy voice reflected the tragedy of her own life had a career spanning nearly thirty years
Billie Holiday ~ Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty http://anonimodelapiedra.blogspot.com.es/
Billie Holiday - Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty... #Jazz #Billiholiday
Billie Holiday ~ Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post342631&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)
Billie Holiday 'Lady Day' sings the Blues
Beauty = Billie holiday.
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Gary Oldman ** The Father of Dotillism. The PopDot Artist Alabama BYRD. (FaceBook) --> http://www.facebook.com/AlabamaBYRD Chirp Chirp & Big BYRD Smiles & Hugz
Gary Oldman ? so #Celebrities| http://my-celebrities-photographs.blogspot.com
Gary Oldman : Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958)
another amazing actor, Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman-My favorite actor!
Gary Oldman - brilliant actor
Gary Oldman. Amazing actor!
Gary Oldman // my fave :)
Gary Oldman looking cool
Lionel Deluy - Obsessionphoto.com Magazine, the passion of photography
Debbie & David
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Debbie Harry & David Bowie #blondie #debbieharry #davidbowie #bowie #70s #80s #music
Debbie Harry & David Bowie #debbieharry #davidbowie #rock #rap #newyork #london
Debbie Harry & David Bowie, Go To www.likegossip.com to get more Gossip News!
Debbie Harry & David Bowie. So cute. この頃の音楽は熱かった！ふたりともかわいいじゃん。
Debbie Harry + David Bowie #music #singer #Bowie #DebbieHarry
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Debbie & Bowie
Debbie Harry and David Bowie. Joan Jett, Debbie, David Johansen and Joey Ramone. Debbie and Joey Ramone. Debbie and Joey Ramone (again). Debbie and Ray Davies. Debbie and Billy Idol. Joan Jett, Debbie, David Johansen and Joey Ramone. Iggy Pop and Debbie.
Danny DeVito & Christopher Reeve
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vintage everyday: Rare Vintage Photographs of Famous People Hanging Out Together - Christopher Reeve and Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito and Christopher Reeve | Community Post: 30 Bizarre Celebrity Couples
Danny DeVito and Christopher Reeve . Danny is still alive this is for Chris.
Danny DeVito and Christopher Reeves | Rare and beautiful celebrity photos
Movie Stars, Part 2 (43 photos) | Old Pics Archive | Page 37
Rare Photo: Danny DeVito & Christopher Reeve
Rare Photos of Famous People. Part 2 (100 pics)
Danny DeVito & Christopher Reeve. Danny! haha
Danny de Vito y Christopher Reeve
Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908.
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Monsieur & Madame Monet Claude Monet with a pigeon on his head. With Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908
Italian Vintage Photographs ~ #Italy #Italian #vintage #photographs #family #history #culture ~ Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908.
Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908 wallacegardens Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908. Vía
Love people who love feeding and interacting with birds! Especially when it's the great artist Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908.
wallacegardens: Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908.
Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908. Aging more gracefully than the hubster and I are, lol. Oh my!
Claude and Alice Monet feeding the pigeons in Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1908 - Retronaut
Monsieur & Madame Monet World Famous Artist and Wife light-hearted with these Birds.
Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice | 1908
Marilyn Monroe, 1952 - by Andre de Dienes
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Marilyn Monroe - 1952 - Photo by Andre de Dienes - @~ Mlle so why is everyone mad at kim kardashian??
Marilyn Monroe - 1952 - Photo by Andre de Dienes Actually quite lovely. the silhouette against the sky and the ocean with the gulls in the back round. Beautiful.
Unusual but stunning photo of Marilyn Monroe by Andre de Dienes, 1952 (I wonder if this gave Hitchcock ideas for 'The Birds')
Marilyn Monroe - 1952 - Photo by Andre de Dienes - http://www.chloethurlow.com/2016/02/make-money-dating/
Marilyn Monroe - 1952 - Photo by Andre de Dienes - @~ Mlle Beautiful shot! Tells so much.
#MarilynMonroe - 1952 - Photo by Andre de Dienes - @Mlle
<0> Marilyn Monroe, by Andre de Dienes, 1952
Photo by André de Dienes, 1944.
Marilyn Monroe, 1952 by André De Dienes
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau."
...................Romantic Wonders....................: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
2/25- Happy Birthday, Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressioist painter, 1841- 1919.
Pierre Auguste Renoir- @Regenbogen
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
Respect: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, photo
Pierre Auguste Renoir
ART & ARTISTS: Pierre-Auguste Renoir - part 18
Foto de Gjon Mili Time & Life PicturesGetty Images. Pablo Picasso em Vallauris. França, 1949
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Pablo Picasso - Natural Energy 2 Artist. for more information see 9Energies.com #ne2 #9energies #pablo #picasso #pablopicasso
Pablo Picasso 1949 | LIFE With Picasso: Portraits of the Artist at Work and at Play, 1948-1967 | LIFE.com
arpeggia: Pablo Picasso, barechested, with red flower tucked behind his ear; alone, Vallauris, France, 1949 Photo by Gjon Mili - LIFE archi...
Pablo Picasso: Photos of the Artist at Work and at Play, 1948-1967 LIFE magazine
Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Pablo Picasso, Côte d'Azur, 1949
Pablo Picasso 1949 | LIFE With Picasso: Photos, 1949-1967 | LIFE.com
Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France, 1949 - Photo by Gjon Mili.
arpeggia: “Pablo Picasso, barechested, with red flower tucked behind his ear; alone, Vallauris, France, 1949 Photo by Gjon Mili - LIFE archive More related posts: LIFE | Pablo Picasso | Gjon Mili ”
Pictures of Pablo Picasso made by photographer Gjon Mili over roughly two decades in the middle part of the last century.
Woody Allen by Irving Penn
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Irving Penn Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, New York 1972 "I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland." Woody Allen
Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, Irving Penn, 1972. @designerwallace. I have a print of this that a dear friend bought me years ago.
#WoodyAllen #CharlieChaplin #Charlot #IrvingPenn #impersonator #CharlieChaplinImpersonator #queer
Irving Penn - Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, 1972 -- Portrait - Black and White - Photography
Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, Irving Penn, 1972. @Deidra Brocké Wallace
Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin. Photograph by Irving Penn, 1972.
Irving PENN :: Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, 1972
Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, Irving Penn, 1972
WoodyAllen by Irving Penn, 1972
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pablo picasso villa la californie - I once stood in front of one of his paintings in a gallery & cried...I felt a real connection with him...very emotional experience!
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Pablo Picasso, home, guitar, paintings
.. pablo picasso villa la californie
Picasso - studio?
What is more enchanting than an artist's studio? When these painters, sculptors and creators make a space their home, it changes the environment forever. The li
Sweet Frida Kahlo.
Baby Deer, Diego Rivera, Nickolas Muray, Frieda Kahlo, Fridakhalo, Pet Deer, Fridakahlo, Frida Khalo, Frida Kahlo
frida kahlo, with granizo, 1939 in coyoacan, photo by nickolas muray, via his homepage #fridakahlo #art #photography #deer #nickolasmuray #celebrity #crush
Photo Credit: Nickolas Muray. Frida Kahlo with her pet deer. Muray was Kahlos lover and captured her photographically with many stunning images of her.
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❤️💜 Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfɾiða ˈkalo]; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. 💙💚💛 #WCW #FridaKahlo
Frida Kahlo, a baby deer, and a cigarette. Photo by Nickolas Muray, 1939
I want a pet deer. Frida Kahlo with Granizo by Nickolas Muray, 1939
Frida Khalo wth Granizo by Nickolas Muray 1939
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and perhaps best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. At the age of six, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. It was to remain that way permanently. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as Naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as "surrealist", and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo's art as a "ribbon around a bomb". Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which derived from a traffic accident during her teenage years. These issues are represented in her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best." She also stated, "I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."