Charlie Urbanowicz IS Charles Darwin!  

Dr. Charles F. Urbanowicz / Retired Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
California State University Chico / Chico, California 95929-0400
Anthropology Department: Phone: 530-898-6192
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Ever since completing a 1965 undergraduate research paper about Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882), entitled "Darwin - 1859: An Important Historical Event" I have been interested and fascinated with that unique individual. My wife and I have been to the United Kingdom where Darwin was born, lived and studied and we have also been to several locations where he conducted his research (including Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Galapagos Islands). This presentation deals with Darwin's life and times and in two days four professional videos are shown wherein I portray Darwin in the first person. One of the most cogent and summarizing statements concerning Charles R. Darwin was made by Janet Browne, the distinguished Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard: "He [Charles R. Darwin] believed that the natural world was the result of constantly repeated small and accumulative actions, a lesson he had first learned when reading Lyell's Principles of Geology [1830] aboard the Beagle and had put to work ever since. ... No one, not even Lyell [1797-1875] himself, or any of Darwin's closest friends and supporters, accepted as ardently as Darwin that the book of nature was about the accumulative powers of the small [stress added]." Janet Browne, 2002, Charles Darwin: The Power of Place - Volume II of a Biography (NY: Alfred A. Knopf), page 490.

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1965[Darwin - 1859: An Important Historical Event. For SPEECH 100, Western Washington State College [now Western Washington University], Bellingham, Washington, June 30, 1965.]

1970 [Mother Nature, Father Culture. For the 28th Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, February 28, 1970.]

1990 A Letter To The Editor [Concerning Charles R. Darwin]. [Chico Enterprise-Record], September 26, page B4.

1993 [Charles R. Darwin: Happy 116th Anniversary. For the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 11. 

2002 In Darwin Day Collection One: The Single Best Idea Ever (2002) Edited by Amanda Chesworth et al. (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Tangled Bank Press), pages 67-70.

2004 http;// [The Darwin Project: 1996 to 2004! Presented on October 21, 2004, at the Tenth Annual Conference on Learning and Teaching sponsored by CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching), October 21-22, 2004, at CSU, Chico.]

2009 [Current Thoughts on Anthropology and Darwin. For Professor David Eaton's CSU, Chico ANTH 600 (Core Seminar in Anthropology) on October 7, 2009, at California State University, Chico.

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