We gave Darwin a great 200th birthday in February 2009 - and we gave his book, On the Origin of Species, the great attention it deserved on the 150th anniversary of its publication in the fall of 2009.
Click on these links to watch/hear these wonderful lectures from the Darwin150 program - hosted and produced by Reading Odyssey, Inc., a global nonprofit with a mission to help ignite the curiosity and lifelong learning of adults around the world.
Lecture 1: "The World Before Darwin"
Professor Everett Mendelsohn, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Lecture 2: "Variation: Chapters 1 and 2 of 'On the Origin of Species'"
Pulitzer Prize-winning Professor Jonathan Weiner, Columbia University
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Lecture 3: "The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and the DNA Record of Evolution"
Professor Sean Carroll, University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Lecture 4: "Celebrating 150 Years of 'Origin of Species'"
Gerald Edelman, Paul Ekman, Terrence Deacon
Tuesday, November 24, 2009