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
Chief Research Officer