Since my decision to grow facial hair on January 23, 2010, I have embarked upon a mission to highlight the Great Men who have donned Great Beards. Beards come in many shapes and sizes, styles and colors. But they share one common theme; they make the man sporting them more awesome.
In today’s post about Great Bearded Men we shall delve into the world of science. While there have been scientists who shunned the beard (see below), one has to wonder how much more they could have done had they embraced the awesome power of the beard.
When you combine cerebral power with beard power, you get this most awesome Great Bearded Man:
Charles Darwin is the Great Bearded Man who showed the world that all species of life on earth have descended over time from common ancestors. We now understand the diversity of life on earth because of Darwin’s scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from the process of natural selection. He was so Great, he is one of only 5 British persons not of royal descent who are buried in Westminster Abbey.
Mr. Darwin, the entire scientific community and those that depend on them salute you. You were truly a Great Bearded Man.