Kevin Padian on Evolution and Creationists

Kevin Padian has a new article in a French biology journal: “The evolution of creationists in the United States: Where are they now, and where are they going?” (Hat-tip to Kevin Z.), and a video on FORA.tv called “Investigating Evolution.” … Continue reading

Kevin Padian for ‘Nature’: "Darwin’s Enduring Legacy"

Nature for February 7th has an article by Kevin Padian called “Darwin’s Enduring Legacy.” Padian is also featured in the Nature Podcast (mp3), and the article is discussed at Palaeoblog and John Hawks Anthropology Weblog.Click on the photo to see … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science

Christoph Irmscher, Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), 448 pp. There is no lack of books about the nineteenth-century naturalist Louis Agassiz. He had considerable influence in his scientific endeavors (most notably, the creation of Harvard’s … Continue reading

Darwin Round-Up

Monday, November 16th is the deadline for submissions to Charlie’s Playhouse’s “Ask the Kids” [about evolution] project.  More information here. I somehow neglected to share Ben Fry’s very cool digital rendition of the six editions of On the Origin of … Continue reading

ARTICLE: Darwin, Dover, ‘Intelligent Design’ and textbooks

Paleontologist Kevin Padian (UC Berkeley) and biologist Nick Matzke (formerly of the NCSE) have published “Darwin, Dover, ‘Intelligent Design’ and textbooks” in the Biochemical Journal. The article is available as a PDF here. Via the National Center for Science Education. … Continue reading

San Francisco Celebrates Darwin’s 200th Birthday with "Evolve 2009"

Press Release from the California Academy of Sciences: SAN FRANCISCO (December 3, 2008) — Despite the fact that 150 years have passed since Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution by natural selection, most American adults still do not understand … Continue reading

A "I should be doing something else (like work)" miscellany

Richard Carter of The Red Notebook is liveblogging his visit to London to see the new Darwin exhibit there… From the NCSE, news of a video from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, which has a segment on paleontology, evolution, and … Continue reading

CFP: Darwin’s Legacy: Evolution’s Impact on Science and Culture

From NCSE: The Evolution Learning Community at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, will be hosting “Darwin’s Legacy: Evolution’s Impact on Science and Culture” — a multidisciplinary student conference to be held March 19-21, 2009. The conference will be a … Continue reading

Recent & Forthcoming Darwin Books

Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1822-1859 (Anniversary edition) edited by Frederick Burkhardt:Charles Darwin changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. This fascinating selection of letters, offers a glimpse of his daily experiences, scientific … Continue reading

Dispersal Event 2008-05-06

First & foremost: Happy Belated Birthday! to Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog,” born May 4, 1825. More from Palaeoblog and Prof. Olsen and especially Brian at Laelaps. From Today in Science History: English biologist who made his reputation as a … Continue reading

A Darwinocentric View of the History of Biology?

In reponse to Kevin Padian’s article in Nature, “Darwin’s Enduring Legacy” (see here and here), George W. Beccaloni & Vincent S. Smith from the Natural History Museum in London write in the latest Nature: This lack of interest in the … Continue reading

Mega-Post: Post-Fourth Week of Internship

This photo is from atop Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, looking south. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone cuts across the view, while in the distant left is Yellowstone Lake, and the distant right is the Teton range. NOTABLE … Continue reading