I just got back from another meeting about the video for "On Modern Men." I think this is going to be pretty badass. We worked out a way to slide an Ishmael reference into it that I think is pretty awesome. At the beginning of the video there will be someone wearing a sandwich sign that, on one side, says "WITH MAN GONE, WILL THERE BE HOPE FOR GORILLA?" and on the other side says, "WITH GORILLA GONE, WILL THERE BE HOPE FOR MAN?" I realise that no one will understand that who hasn't read the book but who knows, maybe it will get people to look it up and discover the book. It would be amazing if we could get Daniel Quinn to come and be the guy wearing the sign. Maybe I'll look into that, I think he lives in Houston.
I just spent some time discussing Evolution on another blog, which is one of the more interesting things to discuss to me. I still can't really wrap my head around the ideas and fears that people have about Evolution or why some fight so hard to deny it. Its always a religious defense, of course. Here in the states, its the Christians that give us the most grief, but apparently in the UK its the Muslims, which I did not know. You would think that because most of the Vatican, Pope included, accept Evolution as a fact that that understanding would trickle down but I guess it doesn't work that way. Richard Dawkins has a new book coming out that is supposed to be a very elegant explanation of Evolution and how we know what we know. Its called The Greatest Show On Earth, and I'm sure it will be great but I probably won't read it, honestly. I spend quite a bit of my time at work reading science blogs and publications and I feel like I have a decent grasp on the concept already.
Maybe something in Islam can explain why I have an appendix and a tailbone or why some whales still have hind leg bones.