Monday, July 21, 2014

The evolutionary March of Progress in popular culture


I have commented before on fact that the general public associates an inappropriate "March of Progress" image with the concept of "evolution" (see Haeckel and the March of Progress, and especially Tattoo Monday VIII - the March of Progress). It therefore seems worthwhile to gather a few examples together in the one place. Most of these are abbreviated versions of the image in the book Early Man by Francis C. Howell (1965. Time-Life International, New York). There were originally 14 images (see the version here), but the modern versions have a half or fewer images.














Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Touching the Data, photos

We all worked hard during the workshop. Here is our fearless leader, in deep thought:


While some of the younger participants enjoyed drawing on the walls:


Professor Whitfield has come up with a great new model of evolution: phylogenetic windmills:



There was not only work, but also time to relax and enjoy the beautiful Dutch summer weather:


And not to forget the delicious Dutch food:


But really, most of the time we were busy touching the data, which you can find on this website:


For more photos, see the Touching the Data website.