An eclectic blog on evolution & DarwinianaWritten by Mark Pallen.
The book Rough Guide to Evolution, given to 6000 students via Great Read at Birmingham.
My other blog: bacterial pathogenomicsAny opinions are mine, not my publisher's
Any opinions are mine, not my publisher's
I understand everyone's Darwin fatigue, and I admit having a touch of it too, but it would be an absolutely huge mistake to 'forget about Darwin' after Darwin year. Why? Because those of us who eat and breathe Darwin are in the very small minority and we aren't the target audience. What happens in 2010 when a young boy or girl walks into science class or comes to the Natural History Museum but doesn't learn about Darwin's voyage on the Beagle (to pick an example out of the blue - har har) because his/her teachers or museum guides had had enough of Darwin in 2009 and followed Jones' advice just to "forget about Darwin". It's not about us and our ivory-tower Darwin fatigue. It's about everyone else, especially young people. /rant
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