Tribute to Darwin and his theory of evolution Special Correspondent
SHIMOGA: The year 2009 marks the bicentenary of Charles Darwin and 150 years of his theory of evolution.
A workshop on the theory of evolution was organised at Sri Aurobindo Pre-University College at Javalli near here on Saturday under the aegis of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi; National Academy of Sciences of Allahabad and Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Education of Shimoga.
Srinivas K. Saidapur, Vice-Chancellor of the Karnatak University, Dharwad, who inaugurated the workshop, said that meaning of evolution was a change for better.
Prof. Saidapur said that an example of evolution resulting from natural selection was discovered among peppered moths near London.
Prof. Saidapur said that the concept of fitness was central to natural selection. However, as with natural selection there was serious divergence of opinion. Delivering introductory remarks, L.S. Shashidhara of Pune said that the book “Origin of Species” authored by Darwin was considered as next only to the Bible. The workshop was a tribute to Darwin and his theory of evolution, he said. Principal of the college K. Nagaraj welcomed the gathering . The Hindu: Karnataka-Shimoga News : Tribute to Darwin and his ... Sunday, Jan 04, 2009
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