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February 12, 2009

Happy 200th, Darwin!


In honor of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, we thought we'd list some interesting resources relating to the man or the theories he introduced. A good starting point might be The eSkeletons Project where you can look at the anatomies of primates. One feature allows you to compare different species' bones side by side for comparative analysis.

Visit the Darwin Day Celebration page to hear interviews with scholars and even special songs about the man who observed natural selection.

Or go over to the National Museum of Natural History to see about the current exhibtion, Orchids Through Darwin's Eyes. While there, you can search the Natural History Collections by clicking on the "Research and Collections" link.

After taking in all of that, you might just want to sit back and enjoy the Natural History YouTube playlist hosted by the BBC.

image above: Portrait of Charles Robert Darwin, founder of the theory for the evolution of life. Born February 12, 1809 and died April 19, 1882. Photo was made shortly before his death. © AP Photo/Str (birthday hat added by the VRC 2/12/09)

Posted by hthrlowe at February 12, 2009 01:09 PM

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