"Survival of the fittest does not mean survival of the strongest, but survival of those that best fit their environment," croons linkurl:Brett Keyser,;http://nightjarapothecary.net/2009/06/23/darwinii/ on the streets of Philadelphia, dulcet tones ringing from his guitar on a recent sunny Autumn afternoon. Though passersby shoot Keyser puzzled looks, his act makes perfect sense with this coming Tuesday marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's seminal work, On the Origin of Species.
Decked out in a black top hat and turquoise Victorian tailcoat, Keyser stands in the middle of Chestnut Street beside his VW Beetle, on top of which rests a giant, green beetle sculpture, performing a tribute to Darwin that he named The Voyage of the Beetle. "A pretty obvious pun," Keyser admits. His one-man street performance aims to confront people on the street with an unexpected...
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