1958 Science  
The 15th International Congress of Zoology, under the able chairmanship of Sir Gavin de Beer, was recently completed. More than 1900 members of various branches of animal science gathered on 16 July at the Albert Hall in London to hear Sir Julian Huxley deliver the opening lecture, celebrating the centennial of Darwin's and Wallace's momentous contributions. It was altogether fitting that the surviving grandchildren of both illustrious zoologists could be present. Sectional meetings of the
more » ... ess were held in the British which has lead to the establishment of a permanent body to consider conflicts in terminology and classification. A heavy program of taxonomic recommendations and changes was accomplished in the week preceding, and during the congress. Nevertheless, the numerous wrangles over minutiae of nomenclature must have caused Darwin to turn over in his grave. Experimental zoologists seem to prefer to go calmly ahead, leaving systematics to a vociferous minority. Scientific highlights included symposia on the "Biology of Whales," "Geographical Speciation," and "Behavioral Ecology" and what was described as a scintillating paper, by J. Millot of Madagascar, on the "Anatomy of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae Smith." There were well-planned sessions on the teaching of zoology in different parts of 1[092
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