On 12 February 1809, English naturalist Charles Darwin was born. He would go into history as the father of the theory of evolution. His works, nonetheless, go farther than On the Origin of Species. We offer a selection of texts published by Mètode.
Charles Darwin has become the icon of modern biology, and the celebrations held in 2009 contributed to a growth of this perception in public opinion. This article is a review of Darwin as a symbol of modern biology through cartoons and graphic humour.
Richard Dawkins’ investiture as honorary doctor by the University of Valencia was one of the most remarkable events of the Year of Darwin (2009). Richard Dawkins is one of the most influential intellectuals of the last decades. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature.
The fact that I spent most of my teenage years surrounded by books —my father owned a bookshop— made it possible for me to access some books that were normally out of reach for people my age. Among so many books, some of them had