Friday, April 24, 2009
Dialogues with Darwin, the new exhibition at the APS Museum opening on April 17, 2009 draws from the Society's own rich Charles Darwin archive - the largest outside of Cambridge, England - to display Darwin's own letters, as well as rare first editions, sumptuous illustrated books, and manuscripts that follow the evolution of Darwin's big idea - evolution through natural selection.
As the major statement on evolution and how it works, On the Origin of Species was the beginning of modern biology. In New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik's newest book Angels and Ages, he argues that it was also Darwin's modern way of writing and thinking (scientific and liberal in the broadest sense) that was crucial to promoting his new idea.
Network for New Music invites poets to begin their own dialogue with Darwin.