Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nature on Darwin 200

The latest issue of Nature is packed with stuff celebrating Charles Darwin's 200 birth anniversary (which falls on February 12th, by the way), but in the context of the human condition.
This is the second of three specials Nature will dedicate to this scientist with an unmatched impact on the natural and social sciences.
You can check all of the issue's content and some web-only material at the Nature's dedicated Special website

From the website:
The latest edition of Nature to celebrate Darwin's life and work looks at the human side of evolution. We have features on looking for Darwin in the genome, and on what evolution has done to shape human nature, while our editorial and two commentaries look at some of the problems inherent in applying biology to questions about humanity. We also have an essay on Darwin's pigeons and poetry by his great great grand-daughter Ruth Padel. And in a special insight we bring together reviews by a range of experts on current hot topics in evolution.