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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: June 2021

10 - Know Thyself


We don’t know what Darwin is doing right now; maybe he’s playing backgammon with Isaac Newton, as they rest in Westminster Abbey. Darwin and Newton are two icons of biology and physics. And biology and physics have been two key topics of your life, decades before becoming President of the Royal Society, which lists among its highest honours the Darwin Medal.