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Last night, it suddenly occurred to me that today is the 150th anniversary of the publication of the famous Darwin-Wallace paper on evolution by means of Natural Selection. I couldn't let such an important anniversary go unremarked, so I quickly knocked off a post, ably assisted by a rather fine Australian Shiraz.

This morning, I woke rather early and immediately realised that I had been a month premature: the Darwin-Wallace paper was published on 1st July, 1859. What an idiot! So I have equally quickly taken down the post. Sorry about that. Glad I spotted my gaff before anyone else did.

Tune in again at the same time next month…

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