Posted: May 6th, 2008
Darwin: Yesterday and Today

Darwin is famed for his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, but many people do not know that he was originally a botanist. Is Darwinism relevant today? And how do his theories match up with contemporary science? Presentations are made by David Kohn, Darwin historian, on Darwin’s Delight: The Man and His Botany; Michael Ruse, philosopher, on Is Darwinism an Exhausted Paradigm?; and Rita Colwell, environmental microbiologist, oceanographer, and former director of the National Science Foundation, on Speciation in the Time of Microbes. The moderator is E.O. Wilson, preeminent biologist and author. This event was held at The New York Botanical Garden, in conjunction with the exhibition “Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure”, which is on through June 15, 2008.


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