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On Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’




Reading glasses are held over the first printed edition of the book 'Origin of Species' (1859) by Charles Darwin at London's Natural History Musuem, 08 June 2006.
Reading glasses are held over the first printed edition of the book 'Origin of Species' (1859) by Charles Darwin at London's Natural History Musuem, 08 June 2006.
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Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” is known today as the foundational text of the theory of evolution.

But it was read very different when the book first came out in 1960. In “The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation,” writer Randall Fuller looks at the book’s historical context, and how it was first received.

Guest:

Randall Fuller, a professor of English at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. He is the author of many books, including his latest, “The Book That Changed America” (Viking, 2017)