Darwin selfie

There’s a life-size latex Darwin in the FFRF library. Jerry couldn’t resist.

 

 

It’s maybe a little bit smiley-er than the original.

27 Comments

  1. Ann German
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Nice.

  2. Mark R.
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Replica Wax/Latex figures tend to freak me out…is that common?

    • pck
      Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

      This particular one does look a bit creepy.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

      That’s why there’re all those horror movies set in Madame Tussauds wax museums.

    • Diane G.
      Posted March 14, 2018 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

      I suspect it has something to do with the “uncanny valley.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

  3. GBJames
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Heh. I’ve got a picture of me next to that Darwin figure. In my photo he looks much less dorky than I do. 😉

  4. glen1davidson
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Latex Darwin bounces back.

    Glen Davidson

  5. Posted March 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Darwin looks good… I’d be tempted to put my arm around him like my best buddy 🙂

  6. Peter Baird
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Are you certain it’s not David Letterman?

  7. Diane G.
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Latex Darwin looks like Santa.

    • Pierluigi Ballabeni
      Posted March 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

      Old white men, long white hair, long white beard, they all look the same, like two earthworms.

      • Diane G.
        Posted March 14, 2018 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

        How Darwinianly appropriate. 😉

    • Posted March 14, 2018 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

      I had the same thought.

      • Posted March 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

        The stupid-smiling face of the Santa-Darwin lacks all the depth, sincerity and wisdom of life that one can watch on the face of the real Darwin.

  8. boggy
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Ken Ham to me.

  9. David Coxill
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    That’s Buster Merryfield ,if you don’t know who he is ,look him up.

    • Posted March 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

      Uncle Albert: During the war…

      Del Boy: If you say during the war one more time, I’ll pour this cup of tea over your head.

      Uncle Albert: During the 1939-1945 conflict with Germany…

    • Diane G.
      Posted March 14, 2018 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      I did and it is! 😀

      @ Speaker–lol!

  10. Neil Wolfe
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    In the unlikely case that someone someday makes a statue of me, I hope they choose to depict me in my prime rather than as an enfeebled old man.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted March 14, 2018 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

      Then it’s incumbent upon you to achieve greatness in the full bloom of youth. Better yet (for the juvenescence of your latex statue, though not for you personally), follow the advice of the character in Knock On Any Door and “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse.” 🙂

  11. Dionigi
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    you are all wrong it’s James Randi

    • Bob
      Posted March 15, 2018 at 7:09 am | Permalink

      Amazing!

  12. Athel Cornish-Bowden
    Posted March 15, 2018 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    Why do they (web sites, books, etc.) nearly always represent represent Darwin as a very old man? The Origin of Species was written by a man in his 40s. The old man was the one who diluted his theory with ideas about the inheritance of acquired characters.

    • GBJames
      Posted March 15, 2018 at 7:37 am | Permalink

      Think about the development of photography. There are no photos of him as a young man.

    • Posted March 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      To me, younger Darwin hasn’t a very characteristic appearance. There are such people. Do you remember the young Sean Connory?

  13. Posted March 15, 2018 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    Makes Jerry look short – Darwin was about 5′ 11″ I think?


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