Wednesday, February 15, 2006

 

Confessions of a Darwinist (VQR)

Niles Eldredge (Virginia Quarterly Review, VQR)

[Editor's note: This essay will be published in the Spring 2006 issue of VQR in a special portfolio on Darwin, evolution, and intelligent design. The portfolio will also feature essays by Michael Ruse, Thomas Eisner, and Robert M. Sapolsky, and an excerpt from David Quammen's forthcoming book The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution. To pre-order the Spring issue, click here.]

"I came to evolution in a roundabout way. Sure, as a kid I had seen the dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History - and had heard a bit about evolution in high school. But I was intent on studying Latin and maybe going to law school.

But evolution got in the way... "

Full text at:

http://www.vqronline.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/9209

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