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With the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth Edge published this great image of Sunrise over Beagle Channel

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This narrow slice of seawater is in the middle of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and on the eastern side of it. Go to and you will find a complete set of videos of discussions during a conference in Chile titled Darwin in Chile.

That conference is described in this note copied from

The Seminar, which ran for two days, attracted an audience of 2,200 people on each day…

“Our intention is to illuminate and discuss how Darwinian thought influenced the disciplines that focus on the study the individuals (biology, neuroscience, psychology); the individual within their social interactions (anthropology, sociology, economy, political science); and how these concepts pertain, in general, to a moral philosophy.”

“We wish to explore how, from Darwinian thought, there emerges a vision of what it is to be a human being. And that this vision is fundamental and coherent with the entire body of accumulated scientific knowledge. With reverence for the details of their application, it is the impact of Darwin’s ideas that is the reason we are celebrating Darwin’s anniversary.”

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/10/01 at 06:46