The Origin of Species online

If you can’t find your copy of The Origin of Species, know that there’s always one online at The TalkOrigins Archive.

Happy anniversary to The Origin of Species

Today is the sesquicentennial of The Origin of Species‘ publication. After gathering evidence for twenty years, Darwin was surprised to receive a letter from Alfred Russell Wallace, detailing Wallace’s theory and asking Darwin’s opinion.

Darwin immediately realized he’d have to publish and invited Wallace to give a joint paper with him at the Royal Society. The rest, as they say, is history.

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