Sunday, December 6, 2009

What Darwin Didn't Know.., Peter in Ecology 2008, 2009

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Shanghai China 2006

National Geographic has a cover page story on Darwin's discovery on their Feb 2009 edition which is lot worthy of reading through..

a quote from the story..

'This year marks the 150th anniversary of the most incendiary book in the history of science, and, coincidentally, the 200th birthday of the mild-mannered Englishman who wrote it.
Charles Darwin did not invent the idea of evolution, any more than Abraham Lincoln, who happens to share his birthday on February 12, invented the idea of freedom.
What Darwin provided in The Origin of Species was a powerful theory for how evolution could occur through purely natural forces, liberating scientists to explore the glorious complexity of life, rather than merely accept it as an impenetrable mystery.
"Nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution." the geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote 36 years ago. That light, which began as a glimmer in the mind of young naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle, today casts a beam so bright we can read the very text of life by it. Darwin would be overjoyed to see how much he did not know,and how much we have yet to learn.
- David Quammen'

Darwin's insights into evolution were astonishing given how little was known in his lifetime about genes and the means of inheritance. It took almost a century to find common ground between evolutionary theory and genetics... (pp. 54 NG Feb 2009)

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Don River Toronto 2008

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Don River Toronto 2008

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Try for more on the great man..
"Complete work of Charles Darwin Online"

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