Biology

The Evolution of Charles Darwin: John Darnton on the Life and Work of the Father of Evolution

  Charles Darwin (1809–1882) laid the foundations of evolutionary biology through the process of natural selection, which he outlined in…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Darwin

1. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. Today, his interest in plant life would have rendered little Charles…

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Why Evolution is True

The theory of evolution by natural selection, first described in 1859 by Charles Darwin, has often been described as the…

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Charles Darwin, Geologist

Many of us know the story of how Charles Darwin (1809–1882) took a five-year voyage aboard The Beagle to the…

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Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian World View

Untangling the cause and effect relationships embedded in historical events can be a complicated endeavor. This is especially true when complex…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci

1. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the famous Renaissance-era scientist, inventor, anatomist, and artist known for Mona Lisa and The Last…

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Darwin’s Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution

This group portrait of the foundational theorists of evolution opens with the funeral of Charles Darwin, who, despite his wishes,…

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The Evolution of Charles Darwin: John Darnton on the Life and Work of the Father of Evolution

British biologist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) laid the foundations of the theory of evolution and transformed the way we think about…

1 year ago

Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

Many of the ideas brilliantly and compellingly explored in Why Darwin Matters made a showing in certain chapters of three…

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Charles Darwin: Voyaging

Janet Browne has smartly applied her work of studying correspondence from Charles Darwin to her two-volume biography of Darwin’s life. And…

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