Friday, February 13, 2009

UGA Press Author Discusses Darwin's Legacy

Edward J. Larson, author of THE CREATION-EVOLUTION DEBATE, was interviewed on the Rachel Maddow Show yesterday, which was the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Larson appears about three minutes into this segment.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History for Summer for the Gods, a study of the "Scopes Monkey Trial," Larson has written and spoken extensively on America's ongoing debates over science and religion.

Also of interest: THE MAJOR PROSE OF THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY. Huxley (1825-1895), one of Victorian England's intellectual giants, was the principal exponent of Darwinism in his day. This volume offers a sampling of Huxley's most notable nontechnical prose, including "Man's Place in Nature," "On the Physical Basis of Life," "Science and Culture," and "Evolution and Ethics."

Left: Photo of Edward J. Larson by
Robert Newcomb/UGA Phogographic Services.
Right: Cover of The Creation-Evolution Debate.

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