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Darwin's Children

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Darwin's influence has not been confined to zoology and geology. Across his bicentennial week, five writers look at other subjects that have been touched by his dangerous idea.

Monday - the evolutionary analysis of literature.
Tuesday - links from Darwin to online social networks.
Wednesday - is the idea of a god an evolutionary adaptation?
Thursday - Darwin's impact on art and aesthetic theory.
Friday - the need to revisit early efforts at Darwinian economics.

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Image: 'Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds', part of the Fitzwilliam Museum's Endless Forms exhibition.

Martin Johnson Heade, Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds, 1871, oil on panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

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