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.