Sunday, 23 February 2014

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Evolution

I checked out some of Baba Brinkman's "Rap Guide to Evolution" videos recently. They are entertaining. Here's a selection:

The main theme appears to be the long scientifically-dead evolution vs creationism debate. However, I was pleased to see that cultural evolution gets mentioned in a few of these videos. The Performance, Feedback, Revision draws an explicit parallel between organic and psychological evolution - and the Artificial Selection and Natural Selection videos explicitly mention memes. "Darwin's acid" and "Without miracles" get mentioned.

On the other hand, I didn't like the "it all boils down to DNA genes" attitude in the DNA video. It's as though Wilson-style sociobiology never died.

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