Dinosaurs, Gorillas, & More: Re-remembering Richard Owen

Sir Richard Owen is often remembered for his massive row with Charles Darwin and Darwin’s followers over the theory of evolution through natural selection. Scientists like Thomas Huxley painted Owen as a backward creationist who didn’t conduct good science. But Owen was much more complex than that. Though he didn’t fully agree with Darwin’s version…

Fossils, Museums, & History: Dippy the Diplodocus

Dippy’s¬†Story: Lessons & Questions As many of you are probably aware, the Natural History Museum London ¬†announced this week that a blue whale skeleton will move into the main hall in 2017, replacing the Diplodocus dinosaur that has occupied the main hall since 1979. This announcement has sparked a heated conversation on the interwebs, where…