Monday, February 21, 2011

Call for submissions for CoE #33

This is a short month, so here's your reminder to submit posts to the thirty third edition of Carnival of Evolution. Go here to submit one (good) or two (better) posts that you or someone else wrote on a blog about something or other under the rather large umbrella term that evolution is. Do it, or else!

CoE #33 will be hosted on the excellent blog Genome Engineering. If you are interested in writing a very excellent and profound CoE #34 or #35, email me at (replace the @ with [at]).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CoE #32: Letter from Darwin

Darwin's birthday is February 12th. Today he writes a letter to his friend Sir Joseph Hooker.
Down. Bromley. Kent.
Febr. 1, 2011

My dear Hooker,

I was grateful for your very kind wishes; and for the book about the Anoles of the West Indes, which I expect I shall read with much enjoyment. The merest thought of an approaching 202nd birthday makes me feel the need for another trip to Malvern; but I do find some relief in my reading, of which I must needs do more every day it seems, only to keep abreast of the latest work. My great-grandson presented me last month with an i-Pad, a charming device; I can now consult the "web-logs" in the garden, when it is pleasant.
Read the whole letter here.

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