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Old 24th November 2020, 06:33 AM   #1
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Darwin’s notebooks reported stolen

Charles Darwin's notebooks reported stolen from Cambridge University

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Two Charles Darwin manuscripts have been reported as stolen from Cambridge University library two decades after they were last seen.

Staff believed the precious items had been “mis-shelved” within the vast archives late in 2000 and the matter was not reported to Cambridgeshire police until 20 October this year. The force said it has launched an investigation and notified Interpol.

One of them is the one with the “tree of life” sketch in it.
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Old 24th November 2020, 07:23 AM   #2
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He should have uploaded to the cloud.
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Old 24th November 2020, 07:27 AM   #3
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Why are you all looking at me?
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Old 24th November 2020, 09:17 AM   #4
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They're probably stilll there - they've just evolved to look like their surroundings.
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Old 24th November 2020, 01:24 PM   #5
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To be fair, if you're going to steal anything from the Cambridge University library, they'd be the natural selection.
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Old 24th November 2020, 01:37 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by sphenisc View Post
To be fair, if you're going to steal anything from the Cambridge University library, they'd be the natural selection.

“OWWW!” - Count Jim Moriarty.
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Old 24th November 2020, 11:26 PM   #7
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And some rich colledtor will pay big bucks to get them.
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