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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Authors Debate Charles Darwin’s Theories, Work in New Book | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

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"More than 150 years after Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," the man and his theories continue to generate controversy and debate." inform Paul Caine

Authors Debate Charles Darwin’s Theories, Work in New Book
Even scholars steeped in the great scientist's work can't seem to agree on some aspects of Darwin's landmark conclusions and the influences that led to his findings.

That academic battle plays out in a new book titled "Debating Darwin."

The two authors who present their contrasting ideas in the book Robert J. Richards, professor in History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago, and Michael Ruse, director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science at Florida State University, join us on Chicago Tonight.

Below, an excerpt from the book.

Additional resources
Debating Darwin Hardcover – September 10, 2016

Amazon writes, "Charles Darwin is easily the most famous scientist of the modern age, and his theory of evolution is constantly referenced in many contexts by scientists and nonscientists alike."
Debating Darwin seeks to change that, bringing together two leading Darwin scholars—Robert J. Richards and Michael Ruse—to engage in a spirited and insightful dialogue, offering their interpretations of Darwin and their critiques of each other’s thinking.
Debating Darwin Hardcover – September 10, 2016

Source: Chicago Tonight | WTTW