Horrible Histories Evolution Tune

Charles Darwin is even more fascinating when horribilized by Horrible Histories. Such delightful horribleness started back in 1993 with author Terry Deary whose books  got kids interested in the past via gory details and humorous asides, then spun off into several TV series and sites packed with online games. After writing so much about mayhem and […]

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On the Origin of Darwin by Means of Extreme Summary, or The Abbreviation of A Voluminous Life in the Struggle for Brevity

Late last fall, the Church of England issued a formal apology to Charles Darwin for "misunderstanding [him] and … encouraging others to misunderstand [him] still." While couching their apology in a warning of the social interpretation of Darwin’s work, the fact that it took 150 years since the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species is […]

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