Sunday, January 25, 2009

Darwin year... or gear?

s come up with a whole line of Darwin-related gear considering (for those who still don't know) that 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species".
There are lots of cool stuff for sale, so I invite you to take a look at the store at or the main website

For example, you can buy a nice t-shirt with the following logo on it:

So, check it out and buy something: 50% of the earnings go directly to conservation charities, and the other 50% will be invested in developing other evolution-related websites. A gift from this site could get you on your PI's best side ;-)

Now, getting a little more 'scholar' about it, in case you haven't noticed, Nature published a document entitled '15 Evolutionary Gems' which "summarizes 15 lines of evidence from papers published in Nature over the past 10 years" on evidence for evolution by natural selection.
This document has been made freely available so there's no excuse not to check it out and read a little about the 'incontrovertible evidence' on evolution by natural selection.
[It will make a good 'beach reading' for those on their summer vacation (in the southern hemisphere)]