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Hip hop Darwin

The 19th century scientist that changed our understanding of biology gets a modern day makeover

Rowan Barrett
This year, biologists, philosophers, and historians have been celebrating Charles Darwin's birth and his profound contributions to biology. As the year of Darwin nears its halfway point, a rapper is adding his unique Darwin tribute to the mix and making Charles Darwin a little bit more like linkurl:Chuck D.;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_D
Pass the mic to linkurl:Baba Brinkman,;http://www.babasword.com/ a former English literature student and Canadian hip hop artist. Brinkman has made a career out of fusing hip hop and classical literature, with a discography nine albums deep, including a critically acclaimed rap version of linkurl:__The Canterbury Tales__.;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AKoU6XgHbQ&feature=related The artist has now trained his pen and his mic on evolutionary theory with "The Rap Guide to Evolution," which uses remixed beats, comedic storytelling, and rap poetry to make the science behind evolution accessible and interesting to a wide audience."The Rap Guide to Evolution" was commissioned by British microbiologist linkurl:Mark Pallen,;http://www.infection.bham.ac.uk/BPAG/staff/mpallen.html who checked all the...




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