21 January 2008

David Attenborough: "My next project is about Charles Darwin."

Interviewed by Juliette Jowit for the Observer column "This much I know", David Attenborough (and, it must be said, Jowit was spot on to label him a naturalist rather than simply a television presenter) lets us in on a delicious little secret:
"My next project is about Charles Darwin. He says in a letter to Emma, his wife, something like: 'I sat down on a bench and saw a bird singing in the trees and saw a wide mass of life going on around me, and I thought I didn't care what the process was that brought this into place because it's so wonderful.' If I lost that feeling, I'd go and do something else."
This news induces in me much rubbing of hands and jumping up and down, and also gets me wondering:

1. What, specifically, is this "project" going to be about? The mind overflows with possibilities.

2. Might, oh, might the new Beagle be involved in some way? After all, our project was named by Future Earth as one of two things worth telling Darwin at a hypothetical dinner party.

3 comments:

Arjay said...

... and Future Earth can let slip that the project is indeed linked to the big anniversary and might provide the coup de grace to any creationist oxen left untouched by the Beagle Project bloggers.....

nunatak said...

Ooooh, can you tell any more Arjay?

Arjay said...

....its a short, sweet "special" not a mega-series and...... (oh dear, run out of ink)....