Darwin’s On the Origin of Species stands as a cornerstone of modern biology. Unfortunately, many readers of this important work have difficulty following Darwin’s arguments due to the nature of his writing and to the mass of evidence included in the work. Instant Origin is designed to help the reader follow Darwin’s thesis by focusing on the major points and important evidence. It also illustrates why Darwin’s ideas still hold such sway and why Darwin is considered as important to biology as Einstein is to physics.
Gene Kritsky is Professor of Biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph and Adjunct Curator of Entomology at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science.