Carnegie Mellon University

Charles Darwin's Impact on Science and Society

Exhibit by Posner Center intern, Rachel Gougian
Fall 2005

On the Origin of Species was published in November 1859 and, with this book, Darwin’s name became synonymous with his theory of evolution. The Darwinian model of evolution gained credibility as genetic principals were discovered. However, the theory still faces opposition, and remains a heated topic of public debate.

Darwin portrait   Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle… title page

Images: Posner Memorial Collection