...Evolutionary Biology Seating Plan The table is rectangular, with a total of 13 chairs set around it. At each end is one chair, with me sitting at one end, and the chair at the other end empty, awaiting the arrival of a special guest who is expect towards the end of the evening. On one side the table there are 6 chairs, and on the other side 5. On the side with 6 chairs, the guests seated are, in the order running from my end of the table to that with the empty chair: Gregor Mendel, Thomas Malthus, my Mom Leigh, Wilhelm Weinberg, and Aristotle. On the side of the table with 5 chairs, the guests seated are, in the order running from my end of the table to that with the empty chair: Charles... Darwin, my brother Hunter, Carl Linnaeus, my sister Cara, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and my dad John. Cast of Characters The seven guests gathered around the table from the start of the meal represent some of the greatest minds in genetics, evolutionary theory, and many other fields, from across the centuries. To begin with the guest seated at my right hand: Charles Darwin Despite the level of company gathered, Charles Darwin, who was born in Britain in 1809 and died in 1882, is one of the most distinguished guests. More than any other historical figure, he enjoys a widespread association with evolutionary theory. After periods of religious and scientific study in the UK, Darwin joined the naval research... ?...