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Horizon highlights – Darwin edition

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Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web throws Charles Darwin a 200th birthday party. Let’s kick it off:

Book review: "Darwin’s Sacred Cause"
"Darwin, ironically, shared that passion with abolitionist Christians, with both declaring the brotherhood and essential equality of all humans, regardless of race. While Christians found their justification in the Bible – all humans as the children of one God – Darwin sought evidence in nature, gleaning it from years of collected data in the field and piecing together the meaning, a process that persuaded him that humans were indeed a single species derived from a common ancestor." [via CSMonitor Books]

Looking back: A skeptic's take on the public misunderstanding of Darwin
"On the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday two myths persist about evolution and natural selection." [via Scientific American]


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