Polly Winsor's article ranked as one of the most read by Annals of Science

February 14, 2024 by Dr. Pamela Fuentes Peralta

The article 'Darwin’s Dark Matter: Utter Extinction' by IHPST Professor Emerita Mary Pickard (also known as Polly) Winsor has achieved remarkable success, being ranked as the second most read article in the prestigious Journal Annals of Science. Since its online publication on April 12, 2023, the article has accumulated over 2000 views. Delving into the concept of species that perished without leaving any descendants, a phenomenon Darwin termed 'utterly extinct,' the article sheds light on a fascinating aspect of evolution. These extinct species, outnumbering the ancestors of all current life forms, are likened to the dark matter of contemporary cosmology, surpassing visible matter in significance and impact.

The article is easily accessible online for all readers who are interested in exploring its content.