Friday, February 12, 2016

Darwin Day

Today is "Darwin Day", the 207th birthday of Darwin, the scientist most notably associated with evolution.  There are a number of other famous scientists that don't get their birthdays recognized, a short list would be:
Wallace: was also working on evolution at the same time as Darwin
Hooke: discovery of the cell
MacAurthor & Wilson: Island Biogeography
Watson, Crick, Franklin & Gosling: DNA
Fisher: population genetics
Leeuwenhoek: Microbiology
Linnaeus: classification of species
Mendel: genetics
Leopold: wildlife conservation
Soule: conservation biology

So remember, just because we celebrate one scientist today, it takes all kinds of scientists to help understand the world we live in.

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