NY Museum Exhibit Examines Evolution

Nearly 150 years after he proposed it, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution remains controversial, even though most scientists today accept it as biological fact. A major new museum exhibit in New York examines the scientific evidence for evolution, and attempts to understand Charles Darwin both as a scientific genius, and as a man.
At a press opening for “Darwin,” one of the American Museum of Natural History’s biggest shows in recent memory, Randal Keynes, Darwin’s great-great grandson, stands between two exhibits that would certainly have pleased his famous ancestor.
To his left is a pair of live giant Galapagos tortoises, one of many species first recorded by Charles Darwin as a young naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle during its five-year voyage around the world from England through the southern oceans. To Mr. Keynes’ right is a full-scale model of the laboratory and study where Darwin wrote his landmark book, On the Origin of Species.
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