Archive for ‘Darwin’

July 10, 2012

What Darwin Didn’t Know – The Video

From the BBC, via Carl Zimmer, via Why Evolution is True.

June 7, 2012

Inspired by Darwin

Set up by the Charles Darwin Trust (which was created by Darwin’s descendants), Darwin Inspired is an educational resource for teachers and children. From the website:

"Down House, Kent. 23 Aug, 2006"

Charles Darwin’s home – Down House, Kent. 23 Aug, 2006

The Charles Darwin Trust uses the intellectual and cultural heritage of Darwin, through his approach to science and his work at Down House and in the immediate countryside, to inspire a deeper understanding of the natural world.

We aim to:

  • promote a real understanding of the natural world to ensure that biodiversity and life on earth survive
  • improve and extend science literacy and the understanding of science
  • use Darwin Inspired teaching and learning to promote excellence in science education
  • enhance the understanding of Darwin’s historical and contemporary significance.
We achieve this through research and development of Darwin Inspired education materials, and through developing programmes for teachers and schools. These programmes are delivered through collaboration with major organisations and at Down House.
We aspire to improve public access on the web to the whole Darwin heritage. We are playing a leading role, with English Heritage and the Natural History Museum, in developing proposals for collaboration between all the main holders of Darwin material.
 There are resources for teachers (for students 7 year olds and up) as well as student resources. And don’t forget to subscribe the their blog.
April 13, 2012

New Blog Theme Song!

Hat-tip to Michael Barton!

January 18, 2012

Symphony of Science does Evolution


A musical celebration of the wonders of biology, including evolution, natural selection, DNA, and more. Featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye. “The Greatest Show on Earth” is the 13th video in the Symphony of Science music videos series.”

Visit for more videos.

June 1, 2011

Carnival of Evolution Now Up!

Greg Laden is hosting the 36th edition of the Carnival of Evolution. Lots of evolutionary goodness–go there now!


December 21, 2010

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

I started blogging about 3 years ago. On this shortest of days – winter solstice –  I look back to my bloggy Christmas past:

Christmas with Darwin, 1831.

Christmas with Darwin, 1832.

Christmas with Darwin, 1833

Christmas with Darwin, 1834

Christmas with Darwin, 1835

Yuletide Begins

Yuletide Musings – Music of the Season

Yuletide Musings – Noël Nouvelet

Yuletide Musings – The Seven Rejoices of Mary

The Meanings of Christmas – Interviews

Looking Back – An Agnostic Christmas

Wind in the Willows, an Anniversary

Celebrating Christmyth

A History of Christmas


December 6, 2010

Reducing the Irreducible

Qualia Soup tackles ‘Irreducible Complexity‘:


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