Today is Charles Darwin's 198th birthday. Happy Birthday Charles!
Here is the requisite picture - sans beard. About a month ago, Darren Naish posted a lovely rant about the stereotype of scientists as boring old men with long beards. Such is the picture today at Pharyngula, but I'm a scientist, I'm not old, and I don't have a beard (well, I forgot to shave this mornging, but that hardly counts).