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Darwin Week, part 4 – Darwin’s Legacy

By Sarah Boessenecker (@tetrameryx) Darwin had published On the Origin of Species, and it achieved worldwide fame in a short period of time. It sparked fierce debates, and while Darwin was not available to attend these debates due to his

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Darwin Week, part 3. “That Mystery of Mysteries”

By Sarah Boessenecker (@tetrameryx) When Darwin finally returned to England in October of 1836 after 5 years away on the HMS Beagle, he found he was already a rising star. Darwin had sent letters, notes, and musings to his former

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