Thursday, February 12, 2009

Charles Darwin's Bicentenary

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Charles Darwin would be 200 on Feb. 12, 2009. Darwin's theory of evolution is one of the best substantiated scientific bodies of thought in human history, yet it has been a flashpoint for public debate from nearly the time it was published under duress in 1859 as "On the Origin of Species."

Born in 1809, the "father of evolution" had been working out the theory's details ever since he returned home from the five-year HMS Beagle adventure in 1836. Here we offer news, analysis and images that tell the story of Charles Darwin and explain how the process of evolution works. We also delve into the public controversy that continues today, though the theory is fully accepted by scientists.

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