Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Darwin Day !

Go, Dr Dan!

Dan Johnson, professor of Environmental Science and Canada Research Chair (Evolution and Ecology) at the University of Lethbridge, holds the 1/64 scale model of the HMS Beagle he finished just in time to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth today.

Yes, that tiny figurehead on the bow is a beagle Dan carved with an exacto knife. Details and pictures of the two month project for you shipbuilding aficionados out there are here at Dan's site.

A short history and a hearty hurrah for Darwin and his work written by Dan here.

And yes, he is that Dr. Dan.

Happy birthday, Chuck.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That Dr. Dan is my hero.

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