150th Anniversary of Darwin’s ‘Origin’

 

The 1859 cover of the Origin of Species

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s seminal work, On the Origin of Species.  Published on November 24, 1859, Darwin’s book introduced the theory that populations evolve over generations through a process of natural selection.  Darwin wrote the book to be read by non-specialists and On the Origin of Species garnered widespread attention from the general public after its publication.

 

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