Dr. Janet Browne presents a biography on Charles Darwin and explores Darwin's Origin of Species. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Craig Heller and Robert Proctor.
This is the third lecture in the Stanford course on Darwin's Legacy I've been sharing here recently (see parts 1 and 2), and is a good one to start off this week with, as we prepare to celebrate Darwin's 201st birthday next Friday. Janet Browne, of course, is the author of what may be the definitive biography of Darwin, published in two volumes: Voyaging and The Power of Place. Click on those links to pick up your copy if you haven't read them yet - this wonderful biography of a truly remarkable scientist belongs in every respectable library! And I particulary urge those of you who are troubled by evolution and may be suspicious of the old man to set aside your prejudices and read these books to appreciate the fullness of his life and work even if its implications trouble you!