12 Feb 2009

Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday Anniversary

From Our Changing World, 9:20 pm on 12 February 2009

February 12, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and Our Changing World explores the radical impact and legacy of his ideas. Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection underpins modern biology, and he profoundly altered our view of the natural world and our place in it.

In this programme, Veronika Meduna talks to Paul Rainey, David Penny and Mike Hendy at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, and science historian Ruth Barton at the University of Auckland, to discuss Darwin's ideas, struggles and the ongoing impact of his work.

You can find out more about Darwin in the Royal Society of New Zealand Darwin lecture series, as broadcast on Radio New Zealand National, the University of Cambridge's Darwin Correspondence Project and the Darwin Online Project.

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