Thankful for Darwin
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 12:53PM

On this 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's publication of "Origin of Species", I'm thankful for his multi-decade effort to understand one of the greatest questions of human history: where do we come from?

When I asked Stanford biologist Robert Sapolsky which 10 books the general public should read to gain a basic understanding of biology, nine of the books were published in the last 10 years. Only one book he recommended was older than 10 years. You know the book - it's 150 years old today.

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