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Darwin on the silver screen

There’s bound to be some fuss over a new film scheduled for release later this year. Creation follows Charles Darwin as he ponders whether to write On the Origin of Species. Sounds like a great subject, but there are some worrying signs. PZ Myers, for example, doesn’t like the producers’ decision to include the ghost…

Darwin’s big advantage

Not to diminish Charles Darwin’s brillance in the slightest, but there’s a nice little essay in the New York Times by Nicholas Wade that helps explain why the guy managed to get so much so right so long ago. The money quote: One of Darwin’s advantages was that he did not have to write grant…