Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin!

Becky at Farm School has a most excellent post up in honor of Charles Darwin's Birthday on February 12.

She begins it with a quote that is very true: "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” Charles Darwin

Wow. How true that is.

Farm School's post has a great list of resources about Darwin, from children's books to documentaries.

The only thing I didn't notice was fiction books about Darwin, (CORRECTED: the list does include fiction books!) which allows me mention Robin Brande's Evolution, Me, & Other Freaks of Nature. OK, so Darwin isn't in that book, but in addition to just being a great book, it's a great look at science, evolution, what "scientific theory" really means, and religion.

3 comments:

Kimberly/lectitans said...

It's a very silly book, but The Pirates in an Adventure with the Scientists features Darwin pretty heavily.

Becky at Farm School said...

Thanks for the mention, Liz!

Some of the children's books are fiction -- "Voyage of the Beetle" and "Sandwalk Adventures". I haven't been able to get my hands on the former, which is new, but the latter, in comic strip form, is very engaging.

By the way, Project Beagle has a recent post you'd probably be interested in, "Evolution and science in teenage fiction",

http://thebeagleproject.blogspot.com/2008/01/evolution-god-and-neanderthals-in.html

Mary Lee said...

That was an amazing collection of links, wasn't it?!?!

Great work, Becky!

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