"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.