Charles Robert Darwin
In 2009 Charles Darwin will be commemorated worldwide. The celebrations aim to honour the person who developed one of the most important scientific theories ever: The Theory of Evolution.
Charles Robert Darwin was born in England on 12 February 1809; 50 years later (1859) he published his seminal work "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life".
The international Darwin Year celebrates both the 150th anniversary of this innovative publication and the bicentenary of Darwin's birth.
Answers to Quiz questions for The Tree of Life
During the Exhibition of the Tree of Life in the main train station, many families had enthusiastically participated in a quiz about some of the things they could learn from the tree.
Here are the questions and solutions to the quiz:
Winners of Quiz on the "Tree of Life":
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We congratulate all winners of this demanding competition! In the next couple of days you will receive the coveted family tickets. We thank you for participating and hope that it has been an enjoyable experience for you!
The Organizing Committee
Zurich, September 2009
Further picture galleries
Friday seminars on "Evolution":
"Evolutionary changes in human altered environments"
"The evolution of Language"
"The species concept: Charles Darwin versus Ernst Mayr"
Opening Darwin-Year 2009:
"HMS Beagle" Reise