Understanding Social Darwinism

Understanding Social Darwinism

In the middle of the partisan fight over the federal budget last year, President Barack Obama criticized the Republican’s “attempt to impose a radical vision” as “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” And in a recent show, Jon Stewart referred negatively to the idea of...
Knowing Patagonia

Knowing Patagonia

On his trip around the world in the 1830s as a naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin was particularly impressed by what he saw in the southernmost region of South America, the area known as Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. I traveled much of the same...
Nightwish!

Nightwish!

The last line of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species goes like this: “From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved.” Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution revolutionized natural science. Only the most...
Celebrate Evolution!

Celebrate Evolution!

Last year we celebrated two extraordinary and intimately connected anniversaries. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. Fifty years later the great naturalist published what many consider to be the most profound book ever written, The...