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A Good End to Darwin Day

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerFeb 13, 2009 6:08 AM


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I'm just back to my hotel after my Darwin Day talk--a fine, big crowd showed up that included at least a few fellow science bloggers (Bora and Reed, to name two). And if you can Darwin-related experience, please check out my essay, "Darwin Evolving" in the new issue of Time. In honor of his birthday, I take a look at Darwin's legacy, and the new directions evolutionary biology is taking today.

"We can dimly foresee that there will be a considerable revolution in natural history," he wrote at the end of On the Origin of Species. He saw his work not as the end of biology but as a beginning.

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