As we celebrate Charles Darwin’s 207th, This View of Life publishes your thoughts on the single most important takeaway from the theory of evolution. You let us know that evolution is more than the biological mechanism by which species change over generations — it’s also responsible for changes in our culture, politics, economy, and religion.
In this special issue, you’ll also find new essays: Educator of the Year Jason Niedermeyer shares with us how he teaches evolution to students who hate it before they know it. Cognitive scientist Andrew Shtulman explores the best way to draw the tree of life. David Sloan Wilson and Michael Price take on the “huh?” factor of Trump’s candidacy; and Dustin Eirdosh delves into Darwin’s mind to see how he saw.
We hope you enjoy this special issue and wish you an intellectually curious Darwin Day!
— TVOL staff