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Here’s a recent segment on the Public Radio International show “Living on Earth”, featuring songs and a wide-ranging interview about the project. What do hip hop and Darwin have in common? According to rapper Baba Brinkman, a lot. He’s the … Continue reading
Cross posted from www.bababrinkman.com Last Wednesay Jamie and I performed the Rap Guide to Evolution for a group of 120 students and teachers at Union County High School in East Tennessee, and I’m proud but also sorry to say there … Continue reading
Recently a (very amusing) comment was posted on the video page for Natural Selection, which deserves a comprehensive response. Catherine Borgard writes: I loved this and I would really like to use a version of it in my high school … Continue reading
Welcome to the Rap Guide to Evolution Blog! We will be taking a closer look at the science behind the lyrics and hopefully intrigue you. This is an interactive discussion, so if you have a comment, idea, spot a mistake … Continue reading
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- Baba: It's because social constructivists deny the relevance of evolution to understanding human behaviour, which is why David Sloan Wilson calls it "Cultural Creationism". Here's his exposition of the issues, which was influential for me: http://www.obscurum.se/Wilson,%20D.S.%20on%20Social%20Constructivism%20.pdf
- Baba: Hey Tucker, thanks for your comment. I have a couple of potential expressions of interest for Oregon so hopefully we can make something happen for 2013. Email me through my website if you have a venue in mind.
- Baba: Thanks Jin! If you use the video in your classroom please take a moment to fill out the survey and let me know how it was received! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/evolutionvideos
- Toby Newton: Fantastic stuff, Baba - music, rhyming, performance, content ... this is a tremendous resource for schools to explore a truly critical area of human knowledge ... But (there has to be a "but" ...) why the downer on social constructivism and Foucault?! Social constructivists don't have any beef with evolutionary theory, surely? ... if they would contest anything in this area, it would be any last vestiges of teleology - that evolution was tending towards an ordained or 'purposeful' end ... but they certainly wouldn't want to question the empirical truth of the evolutionary process ...
- Tucker M. Mollers: Can't she just bleep out that phrase? It works for the radio stations, and the stuff they play is much more contentious than this . . .