Thursday, April 26, 2007

Science and Bach

My daughter and I went to the Boston Science Museum today to see the Darwin exhibit (finally getting to it on the next to the last day of the exhibit here). First, though, we saw the live butterfly garden, a warm and soothing quiet place with an abundance of butterflies. This huge moth has no mouth and dies within five days of becoming a moth, living only to reproduce. Other species live about a week, eating only sugary nectar. There is a lesson there somewhere.

The Darwin exhibit was excellent, except the live Galapagos tortoises and the iguana did not look so happy to be a part of it.

The short film on Darwin's life and thought included some familiar background music: the prelude to the first Bach cello suite, played, it seemed, in celebration of Darwin's decision to publicize his theory of natural selection.


Gottagopractice said...

It's better to eat Twinkies than starve yourself?

Maricello said...

I was thinking more along the lines of "eat your veggies," but I like your take on this.