This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. In The Origin, arguably the most important work of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, Darwin proposed the theory of Natural Selection which provides a mechanism for how biological organisms change through time. Natural Selection is the foundational theory for all of biological science, and provides baseline discussion on evolutionary thought in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and other sciences as well.
Poet Elizabeth Willis reads in the UMaine New Writing Series this Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 4:30pm in the Soderberg Center Auditorium on the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono. Willis’s book of poetry Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan) draws its inspiration from the verses of Charles Darwin’s grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, in which many scholars see anticipations of the grandson’s theory of evolution.
~ A Very Special Course for Fall Semester, 2009 ~