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Darwin's House: A Monument to a Theory

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Science  27 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5359, pp. 2035-2036
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5359.2035b

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LONDON-- The house and grounds where Charles Darwin spent the last 40 years of his life--and where he drew together his crucial theoretical work on evolution--has benefited from a $4 million conservation program designed to provide an insight into Darwin's mingling of science and domestic life. The restored house opens to the public next month with a new exhibition on the upper floor explaining Darwin's earlier life and the significance of his theory of natural selection, which shook the foundations of 19th century society and transformed biological thinking.