Everyone has heard of Darwin -- he gets most of the credit for the theory of evolution. And while he deserves to be recognized for his contributions, of course, he couldn't have gotten there on his own.
In this segment, we'll talk with biologist Sean Carroll about the flora, fauna, fossils, and scientists that, over the years, have helped to prove Darwin was right. In his new book, "Remarkable Creatures," he writes about the scientists and adventurers, both formally trained and self-taught, who inspired Darwin and helped provide support for his ideas. From Alexander Van Humboldt, to Alfred Russell Wallace, and Roy Chapman Andrews, they're names that you may not have heard, but whose contributions to science were enormous.
We'll also talk with naturalist Bruce Means about his recent discovery of a new family of frogs has Guyana, and about his work on this continent looking at the snakes and frogs of the Florida Panhandle. How many fantastic species are yet to be discovered in remote jungles -- and in the weeds behind your garden? We're broadcasting this week from the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, as part of the Origins '09 Symposium.
Produced by Annette Heist, Senior Producer