“It is those who know little,
and not those who know much,
who so positively assert that
this or that problem will never be
solved by science.”
The Descent of Man, 1871, Introduction.
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, the Institut Charles Darwin International (ICDI) has the pleasure to announce that an English version of its Darwin Exhibition has been produced.
The ICDI was created in Paris in 1998. Patrick Tort had then been supervising for years many projects on Darwin and evolutionism (Dictionnaire du darwinisme et de l'évolution at the Presses Universitaires de France, international conferences « Darwinisme et société » and « Pour Darwin », ongoing publication of Darwin’s complete works in French, etc.). These projects aim at refounding Darwinian studies on an accurate knowledge of the original texts, and shed special light on the anthropological aspects of Darwin’s thought, which have often been ignored or misinterpreted.
The Darwin Exhibition is one of the major products of the Institute's activity. Various types of audiences have seen the exhibition in France since the year 2000, then in Italy. They confirmed its didactic qualities. The Exhibition is intended to be accessible to everyone, but without any compromise on the exactitude of the information it offers about the life, the work and the thought of the author who remains the main reference in modern evolutionary theory. It was at the core of many commemorative events in 2009, especially in Paris.
The English version of the Darwin Exhibition is also available in the form of 45 panels on a CD-ROM to the institutions interested in acquiring it. They will thus be able to determine for themselves the format and the printing mode which is suitable for them.
Resurgent waves of creationism and providentialism have recently been given immense publicity. Such an exhibition coming from within the international scientific community increased the impact of the anniversary year in 2009.
The ICDI therefore has the pleasure to offer you the chance to purchase this CD-ROM, together with the permanent right to display this exhibition as one of the public activities of your institution. All the details required to put an order are specified below.