19 March 2009

Remembering Darwin

It is now 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin and 150 years since the publication of his On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

[Darwin's] 1859 book On the Origin of Species established evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. He examined human evolution and sexual selection in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, followed by The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. His research on plants was published in a series of books, and in his final book, he examined earthworms and their effect on soil.

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