A poorly Darwin writes to his cousin • links and book recommendations • the evolution of the eye
A very short introduction.
To mark Charles Darwin’s 211th birthday, some thoughts on his 1871 classic, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, an unlikely anecdote about a snail, plus all the usual book reviews and links to Darwin-related news stories.
Darwin finally sets out to enlighten us on our origins.
For many years now, I have had a pet hunch that Darwinian Sexual Selection might be a far more important driver in the creation of new species than it is generally given credit for.
Sexual selection in sparrows.
Between male and female diving beetles.
Sociobiology always seems to leave me underwhelmed.
On the evolution of giraffes' necks.