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Darwin Festival 2009 from the Naked Scientists

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What has evolution got to do with us? Bringing some of the world's top minds to Cambridge, the Darwin Festival celebrates the enduring influence of Darwin's ideas 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, the book that rewrote the way we see the world.

What has evolution got to do with us? Bringing some of the world's top minds to Cambridge, the Darwin Festival celebrates the enduring influence of Darwin's ideas 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, the book that rewrote the way we see the world.
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Barrington, United Kingdom

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What has evolution got to do with us? Bringing some of the world's top minds to Cambridge, the Darwin Festival celebrates the enduring influence of Darwin's ideas 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, the book that rewrote the way we see the world.

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English

Contact:

Dr. Chris Smith The Naked Scientists 36 West Green Barrington Cambridgeshire CB2 5SA +44 (0) 7092 01 96 9


Episodes

Darwin Festival 09.08.24 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sandra Herbert

8/24/2009
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This week historian Sandra Herbert tells how she retraced Darwin's footsteps to the Galapagos in search of rock samples to prove his volcanic theories were right...

Darwin Festival 09.07.21 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Ruth Padel

7/21/2009
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Poet and Darwin-descendent Ruth Padel talks about how the history books led her to write "Darwin, a life in poems", an anthology of fifteen poems charting the major events of Darwin's life.

Darwin Festival 09.07.16 - The Rap Guide to Evolution - Darwinian Hip Hop

7/16/2009
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Award winning Canadian hip hop artist Baba Brinkman brings us his Rap Guide to Evolution, an hour of clever, witty and scientifically accurate rhymes that will have you seeing Darwin from a whole new perspective. Baba explores the history and current understanding of Darwin's theory, combining hilarious remixes of popular rap songs with clever lyrical storytelling that covers Natural Selection, Artificial Selection, Sexual Selection, Group Selection, Unity of Common Descent, and...

Duration: 00:59:56


Darwin Festival 09.07.10 - The Daily Darwin - Friday - From The Naked Scientists

7/10/2009
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We tie up the Darwin Festival with predictions on global warming and the future of the human species. Plus, we find out about cultural selection and how tricky it is putting together an exhibition on science and fine art!

Darwin Festival 09.07.09 - The Daily Darwin - Thursday - From The Naked Scientists

7/9/2009
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The fourth day brings together geologists and an exploration of Darwin's early scientific forays. We also find out how we have the power to solve climate change in a generation, why we should make friends with yeast and how the Obama government will promote science research.

Darwin Festival 09.07.07 - The Daily Darwin - Tuesday - From The Naked Scientists

7/7/2009
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We catch up with festival attendees and speakers on the second day of the Darwin Festival at Cambridge. Today we search for the origins of religion, meet the man who got the Human Genome Project going and speak to Terry Pratchett about shaved cats...

Duration: 00:13:48


Darwin Festival 09.07.06 - The Daily Darwin - Monday - From the Naked Scien

7/6/2009
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This week sees Cambridge University celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Each day our team will bring you highlights from the events and exhibitions that make up the Darwin Festival. Today Richard Dawkins explains why scientists can't practise religion, we hear how butterflies imitate each other to survive and discover the genes that separate us from chimps!

Duration: 00:14:18