July 1, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 13)
Strong Points: Very interesting reading
Weak Points: Mainly for historians
One of the positives, if there is one, of the uproar among the general public about evolution is that there is a tremendous amount of interest in Charles Darwin. Witness the Darwin Correspondence Project, which focuses on the great naturalist’s correspondence with others. In his lifetime, Charles Darwin exchanged letters with over 2,000 people; a compilation is nicely put together at the site. Information from over 14,000 letters is managed, and reading through them is a kick. Material is both categorized and available through a search engine. Primary categories include Religion and Science, and each is significantly subdivided. After going through the material, one gets a much better perspective of the man as a scientist and as a person. Materials include interviews with others about Darwin and a tremendous amount of miscellany. An informative historical site that will be of interest to many.