Well, the big day is tommorrow. The big 2-0-0. Darwin's birth was 200 years ago tommorrow, and his most famous book "On the Origin of Species" was published 150 years ago. So pop open that merlot, cozy up to the fire ('cause its damn cold here again!) & crack open the book that is the foundation of biology.
Botanists have always been big supporters of Darwin, probably because they see natural selection occuring over and over and over within their generation. Evolution is as near a fact as gravity, so people may as well join the Darwin side!
For a great synopsis of "On the Origin of Species", go to Blogging the Origin at Scienceblogs.com.
Personally I can't wait for the birthday cake!
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