Works and Life
- About Darwin.com
Explores the personal life of Charles Darwin with news updates and links to related sites.
- Complete works of Charles Darwin Online
Contains the full text of all Darwin’s works, including all editions of On the Origin of Species, private papers, the largest Darwin bibliography and supplementary works. Also provides information on all of the 2009 commemorations worldwide.
- Darwin Correspondence Project
Darwin’s letters reveal much about the development of his thinking and he corresponded with a wide range of scientific scholars. The site has a searchable database of over 5000 letters written by him to his contemporaries.
- Darwin Exhibit – MU Libraries Special Collections
- “Darwin’s Darkest Hour”
Nova dramatization by PBS of Darwin’s decision to publish “Origin of Species” with links to an interactive exploration of the Galapagos Islands, the story of Alfred Russel Wallace and how Darwin’s predictions hold up 150 years after the publication of his work.
- New York Times Topic - Charles Darwin
A selection of articles on Darwin that have appeared in the New York Times, plus a wide selection of web resources selected by their researchers and editors.
- “The Origin of Darwin” (Feb.11, 2009)
Article in the New York Times by op-ed contributor Olivia Judson. See other recent articles under “past coverage.”
- “Who Was More Important: Lincoln or Darwin?” (July 7-14, 2008)
Article by Malcolm Jones of Newsweek magazine.
Biodiversity & Human Origins
- American Museum of Natural History – Hall of Human Origins
The Hall of Human Origins is a permanent exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.
- “Beyond Stones & Bones”
Cover story by Sharon Begley (March 19, 2007)
- Darwin Digital Library of Evolution – American Museum of Natural History
“The goal of this undertaking is to make the full literature of evolution available online within a historically and topically coherent structure. The work of Charles Robert Darwin is our pivot, but our framework includes the 17th century to the present and encompasses the history of evolution as a scientific theory with deep roots and broad cultural consequences.”
- How do we know what we know?
A web exhibit by the Exploratorium in San Francisco examining what the scientific process reveals about Human Origins. Funded by the National Science Foundation, The Max Planck Institute and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.
- Natural History Magazine – Special Issue
Selections from a special issue of the magazine on Darwin & Evolution
- Natural History Museum in London – Darwin Big Idea Exhibition
Interactive Beagle voyage, biographical and other related information on Darwin.
Science is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of the author's birth with a variety of news features, scientific reviews and other special content, all collected here.
- Science - Special Issue
"In its 2 October 2009 issue, Science presents 11 papers, authored by a diverse international team, describing an early hominid species, Ardipithecus ramidus, and its environment. ... Science is making access to this extraordinary set of materials FREE (non-subscribers require a simple registration)."
- Tree of Life Project
“A collaborative effort of biologists from around the world … that “provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history … and characteristics.”
- “In Texas, a Line in the Curriculum Revives Evolution Debate” (Jan. 21, 2009)
An article by James McKinley published in the online New York Times.
- Creationism vs. Intelligent Design
“What Matters in Kansas: the evolution of creationism”
Articles from the online magazine Slate, about the differences in the two terms.
- In Defense of Intelligent Design
An interview with Philip Johnson, the “father of intelligent design” from a PBS Nova program “Judgment Day – Intelligent Design on Trial.”
- Intelligent Design
Information on Intelligent Design theory with links to resources, blogs and homepages of various scholars from the Discovery Institute – Center for Science and Culture.
- Writings and Interview with Michael J. Behe