Darwin’s pigeons

by Greg Mayer In today’s Science Times, Carl Zimmer has a nice article on Darwin’s favorite birds, pigeons. “Whoa”, you say, “Pigeons? Don’t you mean finches?” No, pigeons it is. While we’ve grown accustomed to associating Darwin’s name with the 15 or so finches of the Galapagos Archipelago (plus one species on Cocos Island), the […]

Darwin comedy

An alert reader sent me this clip from a British television show, apparently called “T.V. Burp”.   The beginning and end bits are a bit tedious, but the middle, especially the presentation of modern-day Darwin’s finches, is hilarious.