Free this weekend? If in NM, Come Meet Charles Darwin…

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The Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education (CESE) is sponsoring a free public performance by Brian “Fox” Ellis (of Fox Tales International), titled Charles Darwin And The Voyage Of The Beagle.

It’s at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 21st, at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Lecture Hall (Room 163).

Come on down! Did I say it was FREE? Refreshments will be served.

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I like that they promote both science and math education - does anyone know if there are similar, broad based organizations in other states?

megan said:

I like that they promote both science and math education - does anyone know if there are similar, broad based organizations in other states?

There’s a handy list right here on the Thumb. Just click the “Links” tab on the top of this page, then click #2 (State Science Groups) and you’ll get the entire collection.

We need to add the new Louisiana group, Louisiana Coalition for Science http://lasciencecoalition.org/

Cheers, Dave

Did you ever see such intense evil as in the eyes of that man in the photograph? Isn’t he obviously a child molestor? This is a man who made a pact with Satan to spread his anti-Gospel in exchange for an umlimited supply of young boys in Hell!

Bubba Von Grubba said:

Did you ever see such intense evil as in the eyes of that man in the photograph? Isn’t he obviously a child molestor? This is a man who made a pact with Satan to spread his anti-Gospel in exchange for an umlimited supply of young boys in Hell!

Translation:

Eevolushion is Wrong, cuz Darwin was Bad, and Eevil, and so Eevolushion is WRONG, and Jeesus is Good, and so there!!

Checking with Darwin pictures on Internet it seems as if this one is from 1854. At that time the method of photography was the collodium or wet plate method where the plate had to be taken to the lab and developed immediately after exposure. The exposure time was quite short by the standards of the day, only 2-3 seconds. Still it took a considerable effort of the subject not to move during exposure and the subject most likely had a fork-like head rest behind him to prevent him from moving his head.

There cannot be much spontaneity of expression in pictures taken under such circumstances.

Damn it! I knew I should have checked the thumb yesterday. And I wasn’t doing anything at all at that time!

Don said:

Damn it! I knew I should have checked the thumb yesterday. And I wasn’t doing anything at all at that time!

Too bad, Don! At least, Brian Ellis will be back in Albuquerque in November, doing his Darwin performance for the NM Academy of Science annual banquet. Plus, we’re working on piggybacking a Gregor Mendel performance in Socorro at around that time. So, stay tuned!

Cheers, Dave

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