Thursday, February 10, 2005

Charles Darwin Speaks at CMNH

As part of its on-going Explorer Series the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will present the man himself on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 7:30 pm in a presentation entitled "Darwin Remembers".

Dr. Floyd Sandford, professor of biology at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, performs his one-man play, in which he portrays Charles Darwin at age 72. Sandford relates aspects of Darwin's early years, his education, historic five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle, family and prolific scientific career, punctuated by natural history research that culminated in the publication of numerous books, including The Origin of Species. Sandford also recounts Darwin's personal views of life and describes the controversy following the publication of his theory of evolutionary change by natural selection.