Man, Myth, Geologist
Science, Technology and Society
Charles Darwin became the founder and mythic hero of modern evolutionary biology with the publication of his work On the Origin of Species 150 years ago. The book bears the signature of a geological thinker who had turned to a faster-moving discipline.
On 12 February, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of a man, Charles Darwin, who made important contributions to our understanding of the natural sciences. This November, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of his most notable work.
Greene, Mott T. “Man, Myth, Geologist.” Nature Geoscience 2.10 (2009) : 666-667.