Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In the light of evolution

Posting to a blog every day is an interesting exercise. I'm reluctant to say it has made me a better writer but it has certainly helped me overcome a degree of writers block and procrastination. It also tends to permeate everything I do so I'm constantly on the look out for relevant items to post. Sometimes they just fall into my lap though. Like this article I found on the NCSE website whilst looking for something else. It's an excerpt from a forthcoming book In the Light of Evolution: Essays from the Laboratory and Field. Because the book is a series of chapters by different authors this chapter, by the science writer Carl Zimmer, can be read on its own. It makes a perfect follow up to our lecture on Darwin.

Darwin Under the Microscope: Witnessing Evolution in Microbes by Carl Zimmer

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