Bonus- Darwin Day 2022

As of February 12th 2022, it’s been 113 years since Charles Robert Darwin was born. As such, we’re back with another Darwin Day episode! This time around, we turn our attention to His Majesty’s Ship Beagle, which Darwin would famously sail on. However, most people probably don’t know a lot about the ship besides this fact. So, let’s explore the Beagle’s past and its possible connection to the present…

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