Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Darwin's Minstrel

The on-line Life Sciences Magazine called The Scientist posted an interesting piece to honor the November 24, 2009 150th anniversary of  Charles Darwin's seminal work, On the Origin of Species.

"Survival of the fittest does not mean survival of the strongest, but survival of those that best fit their environment, " says Brett Keyser, who co-wrote Darwinii, a play that focuses on big ideas, including natural selection, sexual selection, adaptation, and the struggle for survival.

View a delightful Brett Keyser video at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy0GzVD8Ldw

Keyser also has been quoted as saying, "Darwin work added to our understanding of the world.  He showed us that nature is always a delicate balance, which is important for our current understanding of how the decisions we make now can change our environment. "

Big Ideas, Art and Science: perfect entertainment for the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival.

Ellen Troyer, MT MA
Biosyntrx CEO
Chief Research Officer


Ed said...

Hey ET,

Are you keeping up with Darwin's Galspagos notebook that disappeared.


Ellen Troyer, MT MA said...

Ed, I don't think it has ever been found but I think I read once that they had the contents on microfilm.

I just read on NPR that when On the Origin of Species was published it cost the equivalent of a working man's weekly wage. So the people who could afford to buy the book were, by and large, well-educated.

Can you imagine what a 'first edition' copy of that book would be worth today?

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