"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
WAY TO GO AMERICA!!!
This full-resolution color image shows the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover, snapped by the Mars Descent Imager, or MARDI, during the rover's journey to the Martian surface Sunday night. (NASA / AFP/Getty Images / August 8, 2012)