Saturday, November 24, 2018

Jerry Coyne's Letter to Charles Darwin

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Environmental & Science Education
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Edward Hessler

On this day in 1859 was published On the Origin of Species or, for the sake of accuracy and completeness, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin.

Jerry Coyne, professor emeritus, Department of Ecology & Evolution, the University of Chicago and others were asked by Radio 4 (BBC) to write a letter to Mr. Darwin on the occasion of his 200th birthday (February 12, 2009).

Professor Coyne's letter was later published on the Oxford University Press website. Today, to mark the occasion of the publication of Darwin's Origin, Dr. Coyne posted it on his website.

This is a lovely letter and a wonderful summary of the theory and how it has changed since Darwin.


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