Bit late on this… to celebrate Darwin Day, here's Baba Brinkman's hip-hop tribute to Darwin and to biology teachers who refuse to dilute the scientific content of origins-of-life discussions:

I came across the video on Larry Moran's blog, where he expresses concern over the glorification of Darwin. Larry's problem is that it implies that Darwinism accounts for all evolutionary theory, and that it shares some aspects with a religious movement.

My view is that you can celebrate a giant of science without creating a cult. I think the the simplification is justified – any time you try to make something complex accessible to the general public, simplification is inevitable. Those who are interested enough to investigate further will quickly find out that there's more to it than just Darwin.

And as a fan of ill-advised, earnest rap, I really like the track.