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Man, myth, geologist

Charles Darwin became the founder and mythic hero of modern evolutionary biology with the publication of his work On the Origin of Species 150 years ago. The book bears the signature of a geological thinker who had turned to a faster-moving discipline.

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Figure 1: Darwin as an ape.
Figure 2: Darwin's fast geology.

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Greene, M. Man, myth, geologist. Nature Geosci 2, 666–667 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo646

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