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20.2 - Rookie At The Top- Kettleen's Task: Darwin Day
Darwin Day is on the 12th of February, the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Internationally, museums and universities use Darwin Day as a chance to highlight not just the life and achievements of Charles Darwin but also the amazing scientific progress of the entire human race.

This is a one book challenge. Choose from among the following options.

Option 1:
On The Origin of Species was published on the 24th of November 1859. Read a book whose publication year contains both 5 and 9.
Examples: 1759; 1795; 1859; 1895; 1905; 1915; 1925; 1935; 1945; 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1965; 1975; 1985; 1995.

Option 2:
Read a book where the initials of the words in the title are to be found in CHARLES DARWIN. The book must have a minimum of three words in the title. Subtitles can be used (for instance, if you need the subtitle to reach the 3 word minimum) or ignored - your choice.

Option 3:
The 1860 Oxford evolution debate saw Darwin too sick to attend, and Thomas Huxley deliver lectures in his stead on the theory of natural selection and evolution, while Bishop Samuel Wilberforce talked about creationism and the coexistence of science and religion.

Read a book that has one of these three words in the title/subtitle: VERSUS or VS., AGAINST, or DEBATE. The words must match EXACTLY - no variations.


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Susan Wojtas | 245 comments For option one, is it the year a book was first published? For instance In Cold Blood was published in 1994 for the vintage edition, but was first published in 1965. I just want to clarify, thanks!


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Kettleen | 65 comments Susan wrote: "For option one, is it the year a book was first published? For instance In Cold Blood was published in 1994 for the vintage edition, but was first published in 1965. I just want to cl..."

Yes, the year the book was first published. So In Cold Blood, first published in 1965, fits Option 1 perfectly.


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Louise | 241 comments For option 2: would Reindeer & Robberies work?


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Kettleen | 65 comments Kettleen wrote: "Susan wrote: "For option one, is it the year a book was first published? For instance In Cold Blood was published in 1994 for the vintage edition, but was first published in 1965. I j..."

Hi Louise,

Reindeer & Robberies won't work because '&' isn't available as a character in CHARLES DARWIN.


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