Thursday, March 18, 2010

Evolution: Fish, reptiles, monkeys, tea drinkers

No small surprise that Charles Darwin, while formulating his theories of evolution, sipped his share of tea.

There was much ballyhoo last year as the world (science-loving folk, anyway) observed the anniversary of Darwin's birth and his publication of The Origin of Species. (Hey, hey, someone even came up a Darwinian cocktail — containing white tea!) Here are several scientists sitting down in front of a very staged, never-touched cup to talk about what they would ask Darwin if they were sharing a pot in the tea room at Down House:

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