Thursday, September 25, 2014

My Year of Darwin 9/25/2014: Origin: read it all or read nothing!

 Charles Darwin

"P.S. I would add that it is impossible for you or anyone to judge of real merit my Book, without reading the whole, as the whole is one long argumentCharles Darwin, Letter to Origins publisher John Murray, April 1859

One Long Argument is the name of a 1993 book by Ernst Mayr on the history of evolutionary thinking.  At the time at would entirely agree. Now I like going through and reading bits and pieces. I find it amazing and I learn something every time I read it and I'm now on my fifth or sixth iteration.  

And I need to come up with a lab on natural selection in two days. Eek! 

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