The 1909 Darwin Celebration

  title={The 1909 Darwin Celebration},
  author={Marsha L. Richmond},
  pages={447 - 484}
  • M. Richmond
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Isis
In June 1909, scientists and dignitaries from 167 different countries gathered in Cambridge to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species. The event was one of the most magnificent commemorations in the annals of science. Delegates gathered within the cloisters of Cambridge University not only to honor the “hero” of evolution but also to reassess the underpinnings of Darwinism at a critical juncture. With… Expand
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