From The Hollywood Reporter:
CW Prepping Charles Darwin Drama, CBS Readying Gothic Horror Show
Hot writer Adam Karp is prepping two big-swing dramas for The CW and CBS. First, Karp — who won the 2012 Humanitas Prize’s New Voices Award — is readying Unnatural Selection, a drama set to explore Charles Darwin and Captain Robert FitzRoy’s journey through the Amazon.
The CW has handed out a script commitment for the drama that focuses on a 21-year-old Darwin, and his childhood friend Capt. Fitzroy’s journey through the Amazon to return the woman they both love to her native home. During the journey, they encounter a land ripe with political conflict, mysterious creatures, mythical cities and dangerous foes beyond their wildest imagination. The drama is based on Darwin and FitzRoy’s five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle, which established the former ahead of his Origin of the Species.
Comedian Charlie Varon‘s 1986 performance, “Praise Darwin!”, the audio put to illustrations in this video uploaded to YouTube in July:
Via Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow.
If you can look past the monkey and chimp talk, this is fun…
Here’s a collection of holiday items relating to Darwin and evolution that I’ve posted over the last 5 years or so…
Two holiday card options from Blag Hag:
Paleontologist Thomas Holtz penned “The Twelve Days of Darwin” for Darwin Day in 2009, but it seems appropriate for this time of year, too.
Colin Purrington has a Darwin ornament you can print out and fold then hang on your holiday tree:
Tree from xkcd (a reader has pointed out that this cartoon is not about Darwin/evolution – I thought it was a phylogenetic Christmas tree – but rather a reference to mathematics – binary heap):
Some Darwin Santas:
Snowman evolution, from John Kerschbaum (via Jay Hosler):
Evolution of Santa:
The Heroes of Science ornament collection includes Darwin:
Atheist Christmas Cards has a few of Darwin:
And finally, you could always just take a Darwin fish and place it on your tree: