|"In November 1859, 1,250 copies of a book called The Origin of Species appeared for sale in British bookshops and were all sold in a single day.
The author was Charles Darwin. The book created perhaps the greatest controversy in scientific history. "|
|from: Man Before Adam
©1964, Robert Silverberg
The Valley of Neander
by Robert Silverberg
The year was 1676, and a young German theologian named Joachim Neumann was in trouble....
Robert Silverberg's article The Valley of Neander, (©1964 in Man Before Adam), about Darwin, the origin of species, and Neanderthals, published as the Afterword to Silverberg, Greenberg and Waugh's (1987) collection of short stories, "Neanderthals: Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #6," was available here until November 17, 2003, when it was removed in response to an email from Dr. Andrew Burt, Universtiy of Denver, Vice President of the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.), Chairman of the ePiracy Committee, who wrote in part that
The SFWA maintains that "E-theft occurs when a party, without authorization from the copyright owner, makes an electronic copy of a work, and causes it to be available to others." They urge that "If you know of a pirate Web site or some other case of e-piracy, please send details..."