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Geology Revealed: What is a species? The controversy continues; but does it matter? By Dr John Whicher

On Wednesday 11 January  at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm). Come and join us for an interesting talk by Dr John Whicher.

The species is a fundamental concept of biology. 199 more words

Dorset County Museum

Darwin's Beagle Journals

Here is something for those explorers planning a new year full of exciting travels! On the 27th of December 1831, Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) embarked on his first journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he began to formulate the theory of evolution. 456 more words


Why are things the way they are?

By Ng Keen Yung and Peh Hui Min

Biology’s answer to this is the theory of natural selection. Nature’s vast variety of species is the culmination of millions of years of gradual adaptation to various environments. 474 more words

A challenge to the concept of species

Comparison of DNA from ancient hominin fossils with that obtained from a broad spectrum of living people showed that on the road out of Africa… 376 more words

End Of Year Summaries, General Musings

November 24th - 'Origin of Species' published - "I wanna be like you"

In 1859 #Darwin published his world changing book The Origin of Species.  Here  is a song from #Disney s #JungleBook, to celebrate the thinking ape #singing;#feelgood… 403 more words

Feel Good

On this day: November 24th 1859

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection is published in London.

Image: lauramusikanski, Morguefile

“Charles Darwin’s book is one of the very few books that can be said to have really changed the way we all look at the world,” notes Adam Douglas of Peter Harrington, a rare books firm. 135 more words


A Toast to Darwin's Origin & Lucy's Discovery

November 24th is arguably my favorite day of the year. Not because it’s Thanksgiving this year, or because ski season has officially begun (though both of those are great), but because a couple of pretty incredible events occurred on this day in history. 678 more words

History Of Science