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Celebrating Charles Darwin's Evolutionary Legacy Through Darwin Day
2014-02-12 10:03:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people, February 12 is just another day; it comes 10 days after Groundhog Day and two days before St. Valentine’s Day. But this day does have special meaning for some. On a scientific note, Feb 12 marks the day a meteor left a large impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, Soviet Union (1947). It is also the day NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker landed on 433 Eros (2001), becoming the first spacecraft to successfully land on an asteroid....

2013-06-17 23:14:47

In DARWIN'S DOUBT, Meyer tackles the most controversial aspect of Darwin´s theory of evolution–the rapid appearance of animal life 530 million years ago–and expands the scientific argument for Intelligent Design. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 “When Charles Darwin finished his famous book, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one.” So begins DARWIN´S DOUBT: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design...

Darwin’s Private Letters Reveal A Deeply Sensitive Side
2013-03-27 09:56:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Charles Darwin is known primarily for his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection, but a series of soon-to-be-published letters show a personal, caring and emotional side of the iconic and controversial English naturalist. Some of the more intimate letters being released by Cambridge University´s Darwin Correspondence Project are a series of correspondences with his good friend and botanist Sir Joseph Hooker...

How To Celebrate Darwin Day 2013
2013-02-10 05:46:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online February 12, 2013 will be celebrated for many reasons around the world. In America it is President Abraham Lincoln's birthday. For Catholics around the world it is Mardi Gras or Carnival. But for every country on Earth, Feb. 12 is Darwin's Day — a celebration of science, humanity, and Charles Darwin's birthday. Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution and the author of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural...

2013-01-30 23:02:17

In the classic tradition of the dialogue, this one-hour play has Darwin and Galileo debating issues raised by us having evolved. It is intended to encourage humanities students to explore issues raised by evolution and come up with theories of their own. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Darwin and Galileo meet in heaven. On learning how Darwin won fame by coming up with evolutionary theory Galileo flies into a jealous rage and vows to win fame for himself by coming up his own theory of evolution....

2012-06-17 23:02:37

Natural selection was never a good idea, according to Contrarian Evolutionist author Shaun Johnston in the second of a series of articles published at http://www.takeondarwin.com. Natural selection couldn't account for where species or variation came from; no wonder Darwin hesitated to publish it. Even now when it's combined with genetic mutation natural selection is still not a good idea, Johnston claims. Rosendale, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2012 There isn't much for Darwin to be very famous...

World's Greatest Minds Answer: 'What's Your Favorite Theory?'
2012-01-18 05:48:29

At the beginning of each year, master of ceremonies for the science website Edge.org John Brockman asks his cadre of world-renowned thinkers to reply to a single question of eminent significance. This year, he prodded these legendary brains to answer the slightly cryptic: "What is your favorite deep, elegant or beautiful explanation?" In previous years, Brockman has probed scientific minds to name the most important invention of the last two millennia or to explain how the Internet is...

2011-12-02 09:23:00

Author Ivan Schwab traveled around the globe for answers to the wondrous ocular evolution NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press announced today the publication of Evolution's Witness: How Eyes Evolved, a riveting account of the remarkable ocular evolution in species on earth over a period of 3.75 billion years. It was written by Dr. Ivan R. Schwab, a renowned ophthalmologist and professor at the University of California, Davis. While studies...

2011-06-21 07:00:00

Leading Christian Magazines Publish Cover Stories on Challenge From "Theistic Evolution" SEATTLE, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The debate among evangelical Christians over Darwin's theory of evolution has returned to front stage this summer with the publication of two separate cover stories on the issue by leading Christian magazines. In its June cover story, Christianity Today reported on how Christian proponents of Darwin are challenging historic beliefs about Adam and Eve....

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2011-05-07 06:00:00

Doctors are putting modern medicine to the test to unravel the mystery of the long, painful illness and death of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution. Darwin's ailments were the subject of this year's annual Historical Clinicopathological Conference (CPC) in Baltimore on Friday.  The conference, sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System, is devoted to the modern medical diagnosis of disorders that affected...