Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy birthday, Chuck!

Get your very own Darwin Bobblehead and support Darwin Day at Southern Illinois University! For reason's sake, support the teaching of science, wouldja?

While I'm on the subject, let me also encourage you to pick up The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution, by David Quammen. It's a fascinating look at the extensive struggle to deal with a burgeoning idea that flies in the face of every authority, Darwin's extreme effort to provide reams of evidence, and the physical, emotional, and social tolls that it took on him. Plus it's very readable.

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