Good tidings and well-wishes ladies and gentlemen!
As many of those individuals more well-versed in biological sciences are undoubtedly aware, Darwin day is fast approaching, and this year hails the arrival of a very special landmark indeed!
Had Charles Darwin been blessed with an unnaturally-long life, he would have attained a ripe old age of 200 come this February 12th. At this point each year, all across the globe lectures are being delivered, celebratory blog posts are being written (you can expect one from yours truly), and even a few bar-b-ques are being thrown in the great man’s honor. But in recent years, a radically different form of recognition has surfaced; a musical.
Dr. Richard Millner, an anthropology professor and science historian launched his groundbreaking one man musical, “Charles Darwin: Live and in Concert” after writing songs about the famed naturalist and the early history of evolutionary theory. For more information about the show, including soundtrack highlights and similar goodies, check out the website:
Or, for those visual learners out there, check out this clip:
It’s wonderful to know that I’m not the only theatrical paleontology nerd kicking around! I plan on purchasing the show’s soundtrack and have already memorized Huxley’s number sung in the above link.
May the fossil record continue to enchant us all!