Many times while reading A Feeling for the Organism, I thought of Charles Darwin and the similarities and differences that he shared with Barbara McClintock. When McClintock was first telling people about her idea of transposition, people were getting upset because this idea challenged the main ideas of central dogma — which was the main known theory at the time. This reminded me of Charles Darwin and how his ideas of evolution, and the theory of natural selection, were seen as wrong because they were different from that of the church. Another thing that was brought up throughout the reading that reminded me of Darwin, was how McClintock was fond of being alone, and enjoyed working in peace and quiet. As Darwin got older, he grew to want to be left alone to work on his experiments, much like Barbara McClintock did. I find it interesting that these two scientists, who discovered major things in science, enjoyed working more than being with people. Barbara McClintock had a passion and a love for knowledge, and learning things. Charles Darwin was the same way; he loved science and had a clear passion for his work. Even throughout his autobiography he brings up how much he loves science, which Barbara McClintock seems to show throughout her lifetime as well. In McClintock’s biography, there is a part that states that she was so interested in her work, and what she was doing, that she could hardly wait to get up in the morning. This made me think of how when Darwin was ill he could not wait to get better to get back to work, and when he did get better he would jump right back into his experiments. This passion and love for science and the work that goes into these experiments can be seen in both Barbara McClintock and Charles Darwin. I believe that this passion allows for scientists to make discoveries, and it allows them to perform the experiments necessary in a way that very thorough and complete.