Charles Darwin and botany

This video is called Darwin and his fabulous orchids.

Although Charles Darwin is most well-known for his book On the Origin of Species, in which he described the process of natural selection, he greatly contributed to many specific fields within biology. As the bicentennial anniversary of Darwin‘s birth comes to a close, the December issue of the American Journal of Botany presents two papers exploring botanical history before the time of Darwin, Darwin’s contributions to botany, and what scientists have discovered in the subsequent years following Darwin’s first presentation of his many provocative ideas to the scientific community: here.

The father of evolution Charles Darwin was a direct descendant of the Cro-Magnon people, whose entry into Europe 30,000 years ago heralded the demise of Neanderthals, scientists revealed in Australia Thursday: here.

Charles Darwin, ichthyology and the species concept: here.

The problem of the Origin of Species since Darwin: here.

Darwin, Galton and the Statistical Enlightenment: here.

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