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Water-colour portrait of Charles Darwin painted by George Richmond in the late 1830s, photo George Richmond
9 December 2009
150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species: Charles Darwin's theory of 'natural selection' changed the way that we look at ourselves. It contradicted the idea of an outside 'intelligent designer', so it met a reaction from the religious establishment.
In this feature, ROY FARRAR marks this year's bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book On the Origin of Species by summarising some of Darwin's ideas and their significance.
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