QUITO (Reuters) - It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution.
Former Fox News commentator Glenn Beck has suggested a boycott of the just-announced Disney film about the celebrated English naturalist Charles Darwin, during an episode of his nationally syndicated radio show. Disney’s plan to greenlight a film about Darwin’s voyage on board the HMS Beagle in the...
Glenn Beck's opinion about boycotts seems to shift depending on what day of the week it is and whether the boycott is directed towards any of the conservative commentator's interests. On the Glenn Beck Program, Beck and co-host Stu Burguiere bemoaned Disney's stance on gay marriage before contemplating whether to start a boycott against Mickey Mouse.
Some scientists say that Darwin's greatest insight of all time, is - that life on Earth evolves by natural selection. In today's IDEA Economy we no longer have to fear the saber tooth tiger. Is the biggest challenge facing the worldShow More Summary
YouTube See, this is why America is a laughingstock to much of the world: the casual anti-science ignorance of right wing clowns like Glenn Beck. In this clip from Right Wing Watch, Beck rants about Disney lighting up the Magic Castle at their theme park in rainbow colors, then suggests conservatives need...
My Longreads profile of Orphan Black’s brilliant science consultant Cosima Herter — known to the show’s actors and creators as “Real Cosima” — ranges from science, chance, and emotion to Darwin, humanized mice, DIY synthetic biology, and much more. Here’s how it starts: BBC America’s Orphan Black seems so immediate, so plausible, so unfuturistic, that […]
Indicative bids for Port of Darwin close today in a process run by Flagstaff.
When teaching about postwar America, I always tell my students that just about anything that happened in this nation during the Cold War has its roots in Cold War politics or fed back into Cold War issues. Jacob Hamblin’s 2013 book Arming Mother Nature demonstrates how this is true for what he calls “catastrophic environmentalism,” […]
Is the world back to where it was around the year 1800? One could come to that conclusion after reading British historian John Darwin’s recent book “After Tamerlane,” which assesses
Charles Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history for his work on evolution and the theory of natural selection. Before he was the old bearded guy you’re probably thinking of, […]
Males compete for sex, females choose – ever since Darwin, we've assumed that's how nature works. Time for a rethink?
We’re seeing quite a few biopics about scientists these days, with films like The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and now a possible upcoming movie about Charles Darwin. But what other scientist — perhaps someone lesser known — has a life story just crying out to be a movie? Read more...
For many, the image of Charles Darwin, naturalist, geologist, and author of On the Origin of Species, is etched in stone as the visage of a heavily bearded old man, thanks to images like the one above. The idea of that guy becoming the central figure of an action/adventure film is pretty laughable. Show More Summary
Charles Darwin has had a rough go in theaters over the years. The most recent biopic, 2010's Creation with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, made less than a million dollars worldwide and was barely memorable.The Pirates! Band of Misfits...Show More Summary
Charles Darwin doesn't seem like he would be the prime candidate to spotlight an adventure movie, but, then again, Abraham Lincoln didn't seem like a vampire hunter. The scientist famous for developing the theory of evolution is said...Show More Summary
As the world waits for a fifth Indiana Jones film, there may be a new adventurer on his tail: Charles Darwin. Read more...
Odd proclamation: Stephen Gaghan, the writer of Traffic and Syriana, is developing a movie — which he’ll be writing and directing — for Disney. Second odd proclamation: it’s about Charles Darwin. As Darwin famously developed theories...Show More Summary
As reported by Deadline, Disney—the company behind films about mermaids, genies, men who have been transformed into beasts, singing chimney sweeps, puppets who become real boys, flying children who never age, and people who live inside...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Disney has closed a deal to acquire an untitled pitch that Oscar-winning Traffic scribe Stephen Gaghan will write to direct. Scant details were available, but I’m told that it is an adventure film involving Charles Darwin,...Show More Summary
The evolution of birds on the Galapagos Islands, the cradle of Darwin's theory of evolution, is a two-speed process. Most bird species are still diversifying, while the famous Darwin's finches have already reached an equilibrium, in which new species can only appear when an existing one becomes extinct. Show More Summary