Darwin’s extra sense

February marks the birthday of Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary biology. Charles Darwin once wrote about his studies in the mathematics, “I have deeply regretted that I did not proceed far enough at least to understand something of the great leading principles of mathematics; for men thus endowed seem to have an extra sense.”Charles Darwin, 1876

This new documentary by Professor Dan Rockmore, Wendy Conquest, Bob Drake,  explores how twenty-first century mathematics is bringing an extra sense to the study of biology.

View the complete film  at the Sante Fe Institute, Darwin’s Extra Sense or the Dartmouth department of Mathematics website.

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