Biology

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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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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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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Standing on Aristotle’s Shoulders: David Roochnik on the Life and Work of Aristotle

The third and final member of a chain of Athenian philosophers who would shape the foundation of Western philosophy, Aristotle (384…

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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…

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Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain

When Jack Kerouac drove into “the great American night,” then poured its manic pace into On the Road, he created…

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Happy 214th Birthday to Charles Darwin: The Man Who Ruined Thanksgiving Dinner Forever

Happy birthday to Charles Darwin, the man who single-handedly ruined the credibility of every argument your high school biology teacher…

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Alfred Russel Wallace: More Than Just a Sidekick to Charles Darwin

Today marks the 209th birthday of Alfred Russel Wallace, the British naturalist, and explorer who is best known for independently…

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The Evolutionary Face-Off: Who Deserves More Credit, Darwin or Wallace?

Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin are two of the most well-known and influential figures in the history of biology.…

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