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Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Great Man Passes

Norman Borlaug, the greatest man of the Twentieth Century, died yesterday at the age of 95.

The NYT notes his importance:
Norman E. Borlaug, the plant scientist who did more than anyone else in the 20th century to teach the world to feed itself and whose work was credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday night. He was 95 and lived in Dallas.
Read the whole thing here.

We should all give thanks that such a man lived among us and regret his passing. Fare thee well, Dr. Borlaug.

Read Reason's tribute to the greatest man of our times here.

Read Gregg Easterbrook's tribute to Borlaug here.