Saturday, February 7, 2009
Darwin Day Special: National Geographic's new show "Morphed"
National Geographic is broadcasting a series of shows this week as part of a new series called "Morphed" You can visit the website here, and watch short video segments about whale evolution, the evolution from dinosaur to birds, and bear evolution.
I watched the video clips, and did cringe a bit when in the one about the transition ancestors of whales underwent from land animals to marine animals, the narrator talks about a paleontologist "going after the biggest fish in the sea." Whales, after all are mammals like you and me, not fish.
There is a great deal of information on the website including a short preview of a program on Darwin's notebooks that includes a re-enactment of Darwin in Patagonia.
The series starts broadcasting tomorrow.