Reef Madness 6: The Death of Louis Agassiz

This is the sixth installment of an abridged version of my book Reef Madness: Alexander Agassiz, Charles Darwin, and the Meaning of Coral. The prior installment described how Charles Darwin seduced Harvard botanist Asa Gray, enlisting him in defeating Alexander’s father, the famous creationist zoologist Louis, in a series of debates about Darwin’s theory of evolution. […]

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Asa Gray Goes Postal

Asa Gray, who keeps coming up this blog lately, has been honored without place on one of the lovelier first-class stamps I have seen come out of the U.S. Postal Service lately. It’s good to see gray honored this way. As far as I know, he is the first scientist honored by a stamp for […]

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Reef Madness 2: The One Darwin Really DID Get Wrong: Rumble at Glen Roy

This is the second of several excerpts from my book Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral. This is from Chapter Two. Series explained below; go here for context on this repub experiment. 2.  Rumble at Glen Roy from Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral © David Dobbs, all […]

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