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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Monday, May 18, 2009

The Darwin Conspiracy

The Darwin Conspiracy The Darwin Conspiracy by John Darnton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a very interesting take on the question of Darwin's daughter and the letters Darwin left behind. I guess I thought Darwin's voyage was more of a fact finding expedition based on a well thought out theory. Instead it was embroiled with controversy before and after Darwin's famous theories. While a lot of this is speculation and fantasy, it does pose some interesting questions and sets Darwin's theories in context. Darwin was a plant collector who was looking for new sources for plants when he discovered this area untouched by humanity. The book doesn't actually deal that much with the actual theories, but more of Darwin's personal life and conclusions.

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