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Celebrating "The Origin of Species" everywhere

Poster advertising Darwin symposium in Beckley, West Virginia, where I was a USDA researcher for several years.

Yesterday, I'm told, was the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. In honor of this occasion, and of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, 12 February 1809, there were major symposia at the Universities of Cambridge and Chicago, and minor ones all over; I wasn't the only one to make a commemorative cake, although I thought mine was more scientific than most, but probably not as tasty as if it had evolved, with selection imposed by human preferences.

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