The Hillis Plot

This map is so beautiful it nearly brings tears to my eyes. I discovered it in Richard Dawkins’ book, “The Greatest Show On Earth” (page 330). We’re cousins of chimpanzees. We’re also related to dolphins, kangaroos, slugs and pond scum. So what? Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is brilliant beyond words. What’s truly amazing is that […]

Happy Darwin Day Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born on in 1809. Specifically, it celebrates the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin — the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. More generally, Darwin Day […]