darwin day festival

The gift that keeps on giving: Darwin and the Origin of Species
February 9, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

In conjunction with Darwin2009 Houston, a year-long celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday and 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species,” HMNS will host a series of events exploring the contributions of this famous scientist. Today’s guest blogger is Francisco J. Ayala, who shares some his findings here prior to his Feb. 24 […]

Darwin2009: An “Aha!” moment worth celebrating
January 14, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Archimedes: the original “Aha!” moment.  photo credit: kimberlyfaye (away) Behind many momentous scientific discoveries there seems to have been what we call an “aha moment.” Consider Sir Isaac Newton and the apple which is said to have hit him, causing Newton to hit on the notion of gravity. Consider Archimedes in his bathtub and his “Eureka” […]

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