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The scientific tourist #57 — Buffon in bronze

This week’s image comes to you from Paris, France — it’s a bronze statue of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon…

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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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Episode 17 — A Tale of Two Craters, and a Shoemaker

While sorting through pictures for some “Scientific tourist” blog posts, it occurred to me that two of them together told an interesting tale. Listen in on this episode, and find out how two craters — one in Arizona and one in Bavaria — helped a man named Eugene Shoemaker reshape how geology is conducted, and invent the field of planetary geology as a scientific discipline…

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