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  • Why does Darwin's theory matter now? Because it is the basis of modern biology and much medical research; it provides a tool with which to understand the natural world; it offers a deeper, if imperfect, understanding of our behaviour, about where we came from and where we might be going

  • The single best idea anybody ever had

    Daniel Dennet, philosopher
  • The most important book ever written

    New Scientist
  • No other book has so transformed how we look at the natural world and mankind's origins

    Sunday Telegraph
  • There are few books that I read more than once but The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin is one

    David Attenborough

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