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Talks to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthdayTalks to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The day was February 12, 1809. The place was Shrewsbury, England. The person born there: Charles Darwin. With the publication of his classic, On the Origins of Species, Darwin set the wheels in motion for a dramatic transformation of the way human beings understand the world and how we came to exist in it . […]


Visualizing how "The Origin of Species" evolved

Posted By Emily McManus

Via the Nature blog The Great Beyond: a “rather wonderful graphic” from Ben Fry that tracks the changes across all six editions of The Origin of Species, as Darwin refined and developed his idea in print from 1859 to 1872. Fry’s visualization of Darwin’s edits is called “On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of […]