The Evolution of Evolution Theory

How did Charles Darwin's theory of evolution evolve? A look at the state of science leading up to Darwin's voyage on the Beagle. What scientists influenced his thinking, and what did he see that others before him had not? How has Darwin's theory of descent with modification itself been modified? We'll talk with historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Larson, author of Evolution: the Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory.

Guests:

Edward J. Larson
*Author of Evolution: the Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
*Winner, 1998 Pulitzer Prize in history
*Richard B. Russell professor of history and Talmadge professor of law at the University of Georgia

Robert Dennison
*Biology teacher at Jersey Village High School in Houston
*Outstanding Biology Teacher, National Association of Biology Teachers, 1993
*Past president, Texas Association of Biology Teachers

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