Darwinian Revelation: A Primer to Charles Darwin's 'One Long Argument'

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On the Origin of Species ushered in a new way of looking at the world and ourselves.


Join James T. Costa to trace the development of Charles Darwin’s personal process of discovery that culminated in the Origin, a book he regarded as “one long argument,” and discover how Darwin's approach is relevant for how we teach evolution today.

Costa is executive director of Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina, and professor of biology at Western Carolina University. He is the author of The Annotated Origin, an annotated facsimile 1st edition of On the Origin of Species designed to help readers better understand the historical context, structure, and content of Darwin’s masterwork.

This lecture is part of the University of Delaware’s annual celebration of Darwin Day, marking the birthday of Charles Darwin. For information on additional Darwin Day events, visit


This lecture is sponsored by the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection within the UD Library, Museums and Press; and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Morris Library, Class of 1941 Lecture Room
Morris Library, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Library, Museums & Press


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