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The scientific tourist #15 — say hello to Lucy

This week’s “sciencey” tourism picture comes from the “Museum of Man” in San Diego — it’s a reconstruction of the Australopithecine “Lucy”…

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Episode 18 — The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution, Part 1 of 2

Today, the 12th of February, 2008, is the 199th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Since this has been dubbed “Darwin Day,” and all sorts of events are planned for the upcoming year commemorating Darwin’s turning the “big 200” in 2009, I thought it’d be a good time to discuss how evolutionary theory has changed over the centuries, and what Darwin’s unique contributions really were…

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