Friday, 27 March 2009

CHARLES DARWIN & SON ; THE MOON MOVING AWAY FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES AND THE SHREWSBURY CARTOON FESTIVAL....

I'll tell you something those DARWIN fellahs were clever fellahs. Discovering the EVOLUTION OF THE SPECIES and making biology the new physics, and, according to some nutballs ,he 'killed god??'....But ,most important without the great intellect and genius of Charles Darwin we'd never have had the PLANET OF THE APES FILMS( Five of 'em.) And the telly series....


But what isn't generally known, but i shall now reveal to you seekers of knowledge, is that, Good ol' Charlies son, GEORGE DARWIN.Not a great lover of worms plants n' monkeys. Made a lifetime study of the tides. Which must've been a little awkward in Shrewsbury. But he carried on searching high n' low (tides) for the answers to a heap of tidal questions. He clicked onto the fact that the moon had something to do with it. And also calculated that the moon is moving away from the Earth.(celestial objects ,like people just drift apart, i s'pose. But people move apart faster than 3 1/2 cms/ year.).....This Darwinian insight was confirmed much later by a certain Mr NEIL ARMSTRONG and colleagues on the APOLLO missions to our lunar companion. It's sad to think that our friendly 'man in the moon' is in the process of packing his spotted hanky on his stick to start his journey to who knows where in the universe ,boldly going where no moon has gone before, etc,etc.Or just crashing into Jupiter or something.
It is the anniversary of Charles Darwins birth and is being deservedly celebrated in his hometown of SHREWSBURY, at the annual SHREWSBURY CARTOON FESTIVAL,Which is themed on Darwin and the Natural sciences in tribute to the great man. The festival is on in april and well worth a visit(24-26th April, i think.) And also gives me an excuse to use the cartoons i submitted here. See! There's madness behind my method.


2 comments:

Thud said...

Heavy stuff for a friday morning my good man....besides origin of species he was responsible for writing planet of the apes?...brilliant.

Balraj said...

Thanks to Darwin we know why we are involved in so much of monkey business in our lives. Some manage to evolve while we cartoonists are happy in our sinister designs that most don't. If everybody evolves to intelligent beings, then who are the ones left to laugh at them? Darwin proved that humans evolved from monkeys but some people like to prove the other way around....and you do that job very well man! Have a good time at the Darwin Festival and do tell us more about it.