A Scientific Life

by Lianne Walker

Wonder Podcast

Season 1 Episode 5

A Scientific Life

In our world of over 7.5 billion people there is more that connects us than divides us but as individuals we are all unique.

 

My love of the science of natural history and of human behaviour has been influenced most over the years by 3 people.

 

The first was my Zoology lecturer at Edinburgh University, Professor Aubrey Manning and the other two are probably better known to you.

 

Sir David Attenborough and Charles Darwin – two great men who lived and worked about 150 years apart but both made an enormous impact on our understanding of who we are and where we fit in to this great world of ours.

 

My starting point is Charles Darwin, who was he, what influenced him and how did he become the father of natural selection?

Let’s Find out.

SOURCES:

The sources I mentioned in the show are listed below

This show is excerpts from “The Autobiography of Charles Darwin”, edited by his son, Francis Darwin from “The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin”.

The book is available to read or download via Project Gutenberg and is used under the terms provided by project Gutenberg Limited For more information visit www.gutenberg.org.

 

MUSIC:

The beautiful background music is by a wonderful musician, Daniel Bordovsky, who works under the name Borrtex. You can find more about him at his website here.

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