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How did Charles Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection? Now you can trace the thought process that gave rise to modern biology through rare documents made accessible online. The Museum's Darwin Manuscripts Project is in the final phase of digitizing the naturalist's notes and manuscripts written between 1835 and 1882, a body of work that shows how the theory took shape from Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle to shortly before his death.

In this podcast, Darwin's great-great grandson Randal Keynes, James Costa, a field biologist and historian of evolution from West Carolina University, and David Kohn, director of the Museum's Darwin Manuscripts Project, discuss Darwin's manuscripts and legacy.

This program took place at the Museum on February 10, 2015. 



Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (50 mins, 97 MB)

The Darwin Manuscripts Project is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.