|The Origin of Species Is Published|
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Description/Abstract: The Origin of Species Is Published, Tuesday, 11/24
Published by John Murray of London on November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species celebrates its 150th anniversary. A seminal work of scientific literature, Darwin’s book upheld the theory of natural selection and presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose through a pattern of evolution and common descent – in more popular terms, that man evolved from ape.
In recognition of Darwin’s landmark publication, stories will be posted from major newspapers illustrating the controversy to this day and its implications for education, including the far reaching consequences of Scopes "Monkey Trial," a turning point in the controversy over creation versus evolution and what can legally be taught in schools.