On the Origin of Species
|Starts:||13:00 24 Nov 2009|
|Ends:||14:00 24 Nov 2009|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|How much:||Book on 0161 275 2648, Free|
150th anniversary celebration with Dr Robert Callow.
One hundred and fifty years ago, on 24 November 1859, the publisher John Murray delivered, to a largely unsuspecting world, 1250 copies of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Modestly bound in green cloth and lacking eye-catching illustrations, it was a book to be taken seriously. Making no attempt to explain the origin of life or the nature of human existence, it nevertheless punctured the veil of concealment fostered by centuries of theological introspection. As James Hutton had done for rocks, so Darwin did for organisms: the living and the dead. Evidence is all around us; we have only to open our eyes. This talk celebrates this milestone in understanding and provides a perspective on Darwin's achievement. Part of The Evolutionist, our Darwin extravaganza.
Price: Book on 0161 275 2648, Free
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