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Even Google does Darwin Day.

Guest Blogger: Charles Darwin

In honor of the old man’s 200th, Myrmecos Blog is proud to feature Charles Darwin writing prophetically about the problems posed by social insects for his theory of natural selection.   The passage below is from the first edition of On the Origin of Species, and in it Darwin anticipates the same answers- kin and group…

30 years ago, biologists thought they’d solved one of Darwin’s thorniest problems, the evolution of sterile social insects:

Darwin’s Birthday

Today is Charles Darwin’s 199th birthday. Aussie blogger John Wilkins provides an eloquent summation of Darwin’s significance: So remember Darwin not as the discoverer of anything, but as the guy who set off a fruitful, active, complex and ultimately explanatory research program in biology, which continues to become ever more active. Don’t make him a…