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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

12. February 2010 by Arrian
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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

19. January 2010 by Arrian
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We had a great call last night discussing Chapters 6 & 14 of Origin of Species! Unfortunately, I forgot to start the recording at the beginning, of the chat, so I’ve attached a copy of my notes from the call and the partial recording (we pick up d… Continue reading

10. December 2009 by Arrian
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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

25. November 2009 by Arrian
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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

25. November 2009 by Arrian
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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

24. November 2009 by Arrian
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Darwin 2009: Origin Chapters 3 & 4 3 November 2009 Audio recording

We had a great call tonight discussing Chapters 3 & 4 of Origin of Species! Here’s the audio recording for the 3 November conference call -if you were unable to make the conversation (or just want to enjoy it again!) please download the mp3 here: … Continue reading

04. November 2009 by Arrian
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Help!

Creationists continue to mount attacks on our Darwin150 campaign and we need your help. How can you help? 1. Join our Facebook page (250,000+ members) Join our Darwin150 group on Facebook and get as many friends, colleagues, faculty, students, chu… Continue reading

24. October 2009 by Arrian
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Dawkins “Greatest Show on Earth”

New York Academy of Sciences, partner to Darwin150 and the Reading Odyssey, is hosting Richard Dawkins tonight in New York talking about his latest book, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” This book is squarely about evolution – and few write as well a… Continue reading

20. October 2009 by Arrian
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“Variation” – Darwin150 Lecture 2 by Professor Jonathan Weiner

We had a great lecture tonight live from Columbia University by Professor Jonathan Weiner. His talk – “On Variation” – was the second lecture of our five-part Darwin150 lecture series. Professor Weiner won a Pulitzer Prize for his wonderful book, … Continue reading

08. October 2009 by Arrian
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