7 February 2008

The Beagle Project on the BBC and cut dead by creationists on a train.

Just returned from being interviewed for BBC Radio 4's PM programme for Darwin Day (Nunatak is next on his interview list). On the train on the way home I ended up sitting next to the journalist who'd interviewed me for a couple of stops. We yarned on about science, Darwin, Beagle etc.

He beetled off. A station or two later an elderly gentleman was getting ready to disembark, and was in something of a pother. Parkinson's, he explained as I helped him into his coat, put his bag around his neck (according to his precise instructions) and handed him his hat and stick. He'd been earwigging on our conversation and asked me what it was all about. I gave him the Beagle Project in a couple of lines.

'Well I'm a creationist and I hope you fail,' he said with some vehemence and doddered off without a word of thanks. Kindnesses from an evilutionist just ain't worth a civil word.

The interview will also be used on the BBC Radio 5 Live 'Pods and Blogs' (their blog here) section. I mentioned as many of you as I could fit in.

5 comments:

CAE said...

Unbelievable...

Michael Barton, FCD said...

I'll be looking forward to these....

R N B said...

Very believable.

FREE RANGE KIDS said...

Well, it's just that good old fashioned Christian good will, kindness, tolerance and love towards mankind he was demonstrating....oh no, hang on, it was the evil atheist demonstrating those things...

nunatak said...

I wonder what he thinks about the animal models which are helping us make progress towards treating neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons, and which rely entirely on the fact of common ancestry.