Stand Up about Darwin, Feynman and Sagan

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Offline Robin Ince

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« on: 03/01/2009 12:12:51 »
hello, sorry to come on here and plug things. I am a comedian who recently put on a series of events with Richard Dawkins, Simon Singh, Ben Goldacre and a host of comedians and musicians called 9 lessons and carols for Godless People - a rational celebration for Christmas. I'm now off on a 52 date UK solo tour and I'll be talking about Charles Darwin, Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman and the run ins I've had with fundamentalists. Most of the dates can be found at robinince.com. I am a geek and I have no shame in that. oh and the show is called Bleeding Heart Liberal.

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« Reply #1 on: 03/01/2009 12:31:00 »
I hope it goes well
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« Reply #2 on: 03/01/2009 13:09:37 »
Thank you

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« Reply #3 on: 03/01/2009 15:05:59 »
I'll grab tickets for the Cambridge show!

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« Reply #4 on: 03/01/2009 16:26:26 »
Heh - I'm a bit of a Radio 4 addict so I've heard quite a bit of your stuff - good luck with the tour.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #5 on: 03/01/2009 18:47:55 »
If you are doing a Dave Gorman style lecture on "Intelligent Design" then this material on atavistic legs on whales may be of use...

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Figure 2.2.1. Bones from the atavistic hind-limbs of a humpback whale. A. From top to bottom, the cartiliginous femur, tibia, tarsus, and metatarsal, arranged as found in situ in the whale. B. Enlarged detail of the femur and tibia shown in A. (scale is not the same as A). C. Detail of the tarsus and metatarsal shown in A. (Image reproduced from Andrews 1921, Figures 2, 3, and 4.)
http://www.talkreason.org/articles/section2.cfm#fig2.2.1

or perhaps an audience participation game of "name that embryo" ...

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                                    Left is cat                                                                   right is human
                                                http://www.talkreason.org/articles/section2.cfm#ontogeny
« Last Edit: 03/01/2009 20:13:33 by RD »

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« Reply #6 on: 05/01/2009 13:41:53 »
That's great. There will be quite a bit about intelligent design and Darwin, but I think the Gormanesque lecture style may not be ready until the Edinburgh Fringe