Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Darwin Day!

Happy Darwin Day (and Lincoln Day) from the Kingdom of Fife!

Our celebrations included readings from Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary and the facsimile book The Darwin Experience. Last night we watched the 2009 film Creation. And tonight we plan on engaging in a rousing game of Parasites Unleashed. But the capstone of our Darwin Day is/was our Darwin Day Cake (brownie).

Our cake is based on a caricature of a young Darwin riding upon the back of a giant beetle by fellow beetle enthusiast Albert Way. In his autobiography, Darwin exclaimed "no pursuit at Cambridge was followed with nearly so much eagerness or gave me so much pleasure as collecting beetles."

1 comment:

Aunt Pee said...

Great pic of you all and the cake is awesome!