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Darwin Year Links
As most of you know, 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his Origin of Species. There's a lot being published for the occasion and here is a handy selection of links for those who like reading.
To begin with, this is a selection distributed by Massimo Pigliucci of Rationally Speaking:
The following is a bit self-aggrandizing and therefore embarrassing, but this is also a special year because of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Darwin's Origin of Species. So, below are links to interviews I have given and essays for the general public I have written so far this year. Just in case you have nothing to do for a few minutes here and there...
- National Science Foundation, http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/darwin/ - Enter the site, pick "biology" on the wheel, you will see links to an essay I wrote and a video interview.
- Time magazine article by Carl Zimmer, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1879213-1,00.html - I am quoted in parts I and IV.
- Discover magazine article, http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/11-we-all-live-in-darwins-world/article_view?b_start%3Aint=0&-C - I am quoted briefly in part I
- Interview with ScienceNews: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/39999/title/
- Essay for the New York Academy of Science: http://www.nyas.org/snc/update.asp?updateID=139
Philosophy Now article that I wrote for their special issue on Darwin: http://www.philosophynow.org/issue71/71pigliucci.htm
- Podcast with the Skeptical Guide to the Universe: http://www.theskepticsguide.org/archive/podcastinfo.aspx?
In addition to the articles Massimo had a hand in, the 24 January issue of New Scientist had a cover stating boldly that Darwin was wrong:
The Scientific American had several articles linked from this page
- In-Depth Report: Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin
- Darwin Speaks: "How faithlessness stalked me"
- A Skeptic's Take on the Public Misunderstanding of Darwin
- Darwin's Living Legacy--Evolutionary Theory 150 Years Later
- Charles Darwin and Associates, Ghostbusters
- Portrait of Darwin as a young (flatulent) scientist
- Six Things in Expelled That Ben Stein Doesn't Want You to Know...
- Better late than never?
- Galápagos Invaders Actually Native Species
- Individual versus Group in Natural Selection
- The Evolution of Evolution
- Dynamic Darwinism: Evolution Theory Thrives Today
- Darwin: Ghostbuster, Muse and Magistrate
- Putting Evolution to Use in the Everyday World
If anyone else has some interesting Darwin links, please submit them.