Happy Birthday, Darwin

By Jeremy Manier

By a happy coincidence, we chose the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth to start this new biomedical blog, Science Life. Evolution and human genetics will be frequent subjects here, both in terms of theory and clinical applications. Later today I’ll post some interviews about how Darwin struggled with his own theory, and how Darwinian principles continue to shape modern biology and medicine, including the study of cancer.

First, here’s a cartoon from the turn of the 20th Century (courtesy of University of Chicago Darwin scholar Robert Richards), confirming that Hyde Park has always been a great place to think about Darwin’s ideas.

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