1953 and All That

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

In A Bedside Nature (1996), a potpourri of clippings from the journal Nature from its founding in 1869, editor Walter Gratzer decided not to continue to the present day but to stop in 1953, the year that saw the publication of the structure of DNA. Hindsight will say that the paper on DNA’s structure by […]

Little by Little

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Over the years there have been dozens of books that seek to apply Charles Darwin’s ideas about evolution beyond the natural world of flora and fauna. There’s even one by Mark Sumner, published in 2010, with the title The Evolution of Everything: How Selection Shapes Culture, Commerce, and Nature. I have not read Sumner’s book, […]

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