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The Coral Thief

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Coral Thief, (2009), (novel), by Rebecca Stott.  Though a good deal of research on Paris, natural science and post-French-revolution european politics serves as a fascinating foundation, and the setting in Paris in 1815 is rich in detail, Stott’s historical, scientific suspense novel The Coral Thief doesn’t seem to hit its rhythm until roughly 3/4 of the way through the work.  A shame, really, because it seems on the verge of finding its wings from the beginning; the possibilities are all there, but just don’t take hold.  When they finally do, the novel ends so quickly one is tempted to sigh, “…all that for this…”.  As an hommage to free-thinkers in general, and more particularly to early evolutionists, ostracized in their day as evolution itself  is today by an ever-increasing number of everyday fanatics, Stott’s novel is commendable indeed and, were it better written, would be all the more recommendable for it. (PR)

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Darwin Got It Going On – Yo’, Chuckie D. Is In Da House

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 5 May 2010

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Baba Brinkman/The New York Times

Clearly, this post cannot be avoided.  Our preferred evolutionary biologist, Olivia Judson, has written yet another interesting article, entitled “Darwin Got It Going On” in the Opinion section of The New York Times (online) looking at, unexpectedly enough, the hip-hop/theatre piece by Baba Brinkman entitled “The Rap Guide to Evolution”!!  Quite obviously a MUST for all bipedal mammals, at the very least.
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Never Enough Evolution…

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Being firm believers that one can never (or almost never) speak enough about evolution, especially in view of the numerous and increasingly vocal groups whose world concept has insuffficiently, ahem, evolved to embrace the fact, we felt obliged, though admittedly tardively, to remind all of you that yesterday (24 november) was the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s masterwork “On the Origin of Species”.  Leaving others to debate whether or not someone else may have had the idea prior to Darwin, we’d like to point out an article written by the wise and lovely Olivia Judd entitled “An Evolve-By Date” in the Opinion (!!, see what we mean, not the Science) section of The New York Times (online).  Being exhaustively trained artist-scientists, as we are (right!), we would like to suggest that evolution is as much of an opinion as death is.  On second thought, that’s probably not a good comparison as it appears that there are many people who have an opinion about death, too.  In any case, evolution theory, in its contemporary form, though theory, is based on an enormous body of data derived from detailed study and is without any doubt the best framework for understanding the biological world in which we live.  So there.  Any questions?

In case you have just landed on our planet, or would like to learn a bit more about Darwin and evolution here is a Wikipedia link.

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