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Happy 201st birthday, Charles Darwin

Happy 201st birthday, Charles Darwin.About a year ago, the Reading Odyssey started a Facebook group to celebrate Darwin and his great book, “On the Origin of Species.”In that year, we have accomplished many things with our global volunteer communi… Continue reading

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Avatar is a biologist’s dream?

New York Times Science writer, Carol Kaesuk Yoon, argues in an essay in today’s New York Times Science Times that the blockbuster movie Avatar is a “biologist’s dream.”She says:Mr. Cameron somehow has the audience seeing organisms in the tropical-… Continue reading

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Sean Carroll webcast

The full video from Professor Sean Carroll’s wonderful lecture, “Making of the Fittest”, for the Darwin150 fall 2009 lecture series is now available online.Please share this terrific lecture with colleagues, students, friends and family. Video: ht… Continue reading

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Sean Carroll podcast from Darwin150 lecture

As a gift for the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s publication of Origin, we now have the podcast from the wonderful talk Sean Carroll gave this fall as part of the Darwin150 campaign. Download the mp3 audio file here. – right click to download the f… Continue reading

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Thankful for Darwin

On this 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s publication of “Origin of Species”, I’m thankful for his multi-decade effort to understand one of the greatest questions of human history: where do we come from?When I asked Stanford biologist Robert S… Continue reading

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Happy Origin Anniversary!

Hello Origin readers,Happy Origin Day! I don’t know about you, but I’m really enjoying all the celebration about Darwin, Wallace and Origin of Species. Here are a few newspaper articles I’ve been enjoying this morning: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/… Continue reading

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Sean Carroll’s Darwin150 webcast is *tonight* at 8pm ET

Professor Sean Carroll’s third lecture in the Darwin150 campaign still has a few webcast spots left. This will be one of this great scientist’s best talks – a multi-media extravaganza supporting his great insights and writings. It all begins at 8p… Continue reading

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