Fri, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin

Fossils reveal truth about Darwin's theory

With the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin this week, people around the world are celebrating his role as the father of evolutionary theory. Full story


Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who realised and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors.


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World celebrates Darwin's 200th anniversary

2009-02-13 07:49:34 GMT His beetle cabinet is back in his old college rooms, his home is a national treasure and the islands that led Charles Darwin to evolutionary theory are under threat from tourism two centuries after his birth.

On 'Darwin Day,' many Americans beg to differ

2009-02-12 10:21:56 GMT This Thursday, celebrations are under way worldwide to mark Charles Darwin's 200th birthday. From Argentina to Australia, people are gathering for film screenings, quiz contests, and museum exhibits on "Darwin Day" – along with at least one "survival of the fittest" cake-eating contest.

Darwin honoured on new British stamps

2009-02-12 10:02:13 GMT Britain's Royal Mail issued a set of stamps Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of his seminal work on the theory of evolution.

Darwin, at 200, would be "a demon at e-mail"

2009-02-12 01:35:31 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 12 -- It's well known that Charles Darwin's groundbreaking theory of evolution infuriated many people because it contradicted the Biblical view of creation. But few know that it also created problems for Darwin at home with his deeply religious wife, Emma.

Darwin and Evolution


US scientists defend Darwin from attacks on evolution

2009-02-13 07:56:46 GMT While the rest of the world feted the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, US scientists were forced to defend the theory of evolution from a skeptical public and a concerted attack campaign.

63% - Reject Darwin's theory of Evolution

2009-02-12 10:48:00 GMT In the 150 years since he published his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, and the 200 years since the date of his birth celebrated this week, Charles Darwin has failed to convince the majority of Americans of the validity of his theories.

The self-made species

2009-02-12 08:25:51 GMT Forbes We fail to realize just how much evolution shapes our personalities.

Keeping pace with change

2009-02-12 08:20:55 GMT Forbes Why it matters that behaviors evolve.