Friday, February 13, 2009

Darwin's 200

Nature has a special issue on Darwin 's 200th anniversary. Though Indian's school text books seem to ignore Darwin, the impact of Darwin on biology is as much as Newton had on physics. While Newton's theories tell us how the world we see works, evolution teaches us who we are, how we evolved.

1 comment:

Dialectical Biologist said...

Worse still is that we in India assume that we knew this (evolution by natural selection) all along! What's the big idea, eh?

However, biogy students get everything on evolution wrong. By default, all are social darwinists! Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology curricula give a miss to evolution. Students and many times teachers too give a miss even in the event the topic finds a mention!
MC Arunan