Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sesquicentennial of Natural Selection

This timely reminder from PZ Myers of the Pharyngula blog:
It was on 1 July 1858, 150 years ago today, that the idea of natural selection was first presented to the public in a joint reading of Darwin's and Wallace's papers at the Linnean Society of London (an event which they did not recognize as important at the time), which makes today analogous to the Fourth of July for the biology revolution. Celebrate! 

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