Feb. 10th, 2009

I admit that I'm pretty excited that Darwin is still important enough that NYT will devote page space to him (200 year old birthday!). :) I first read The Origin of Species for an HPS course on the History of Science, and the later in History of Biology I and II, so I've read it from a science-based background and with an eye towards historical significance.

February 10, 2009
Darwin, Ahead of His Time, Is Still Influential
By NICHOLAS WADE

Darwin’s theory of evolution has become the bedrock of modern biology. But for most of the theory’s existence since 1859, even biologists have ignored or vigorously opposed it, in whole or in part.

It is a testament to Darwin’s extraordinary insight that it took almost a century for biologists to understand the essential correctness of his views.

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