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Bloggingheads.tv just posted a conversation Greg Laden and I had about the second-biggest scientific controversy of Darwin's time, and of Darwin's life: the argument over how coral reefs form. The coral reef argument was fascinating in its own right, both scientifically and dramatically -- for here…
A coral atoll, from Darwin's The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, 1842. For those teeming millions near Hanover, N.H., here's notice that I'll be giving a talk at Dartmouth at 4pm today -- Thu, Feb 5 -- about Darwin's first, favorite, and (to me) most interesting theory, which was his…
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In the latest installment of Bloggingheads.tv Science Saturdays, ScienceBloggers Greg Laden and David Dobbs discuss David's book Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral.

Dear David,

I just read your orchid children Atlantic article. A professional colleague, a child psychiatrist actually, had forwarded it to me. You have managed to put truth and hope together in a most readable way. I'll share it with my psychotherapy clients, not to mention anyone in my family who's willing to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relatives!

I look forward to more of your excellent work!

Ellen Swallow MFT