July 1, 2008

And We're Off, a Year of Natural Selection!

I've been quietly hiding out for a few weeks waiting for today, it truly is a momentous event. Today, July 1, 2008 marks 150 years since a joint reading of Darwin's and Wallace's papers at the Linnean Society of London, truly the Forth of July for the biology revolution! Since that time the idea of evolution and natural selection has driven the biological sciences to the point we have reached today.

The Beagle Project Blog has a great summary of the significance of this day in history.

The whole year is going to be a celebration of Darwin's principles as cities such as Philadelphia are showcasing large public works about his work. Hooray Darwin! So light those fireworks if you got 'em, today is a day to celebrate!

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