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5 Ways to Celebrate Darwin

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Happy Darwin Day! Here are five ways to celebrate.

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1. Explore his original work. Visit the archives at Darwin Online , and check out Darwin’s handwritten manuscripts , illustrations , and publications . (Pictured below: a draft of his cover page for On The Origin of Species ).

2. Read his obituary. Here’s his 1882 obituary from the New York Times .

3. Get graphic. Read the graphic novelization of Darwin’s biography. This excerpt from “Darwin: A Graphic Biography” on the Brain Pickings blog is a good place to start.

4. Discover how scientists continue to finish what he started. Revisit NOVA’s two-hour special

/"> “What Darwin Never Knew.”

5. Read his diary. NOVA Evolution has pieced together a fascinating timeline of Darwin’s private musings and published thoughts.

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