Posts Tagged: Darwin

How to Keep Calm and Carry On

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Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

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Darwin’s Penpal

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The Public Domain Review flips through Darwin’s unusual photo collection and his correspondence with neurologist James Crichton-Browne. The correspondence between Darwin and Crichton-Browne led Darwin to write The Expression of Emotions of Man and Animals. Darwin found Crichton-Browne’s help so invaluable that he even wanted to list the neurologist as the book’s co-author (an offer […]

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Darwin Beyond Evolution

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“Darwin’s contribution to many fields of science, from evolution to geology to botany, are well-known — but it turns out he was also a seminal figure in the history of visual culture.” Brain Pickings takes a look at photography curator Phillip Prodger’s Darwin’s Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution. The book centers […]

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Social Scientist in the City

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Evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson applies Darwinian theory to an urban landscape, in order to help improve Binghamton, New York. A city is the perfect subject for studying social dynamics among people, applying his research of evolutionary social traits to schools, churches and playgrounds to help reform the city. (via Arts & Letters Daily)

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