Today is Darwin Day, the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin… and this year is a biggie: it’s 200 years since he was born.
In honor of the man and his paradigm-shattering breakthrough in biological science, today’s question: What scientific discipline would you like to see explored more on film?
We’ve seen lots of movies about robotics, for instance, but comparatively few about, say, anthropology. I’m fascinated by the history of early humans, and I bet a biopic about the work of people like the Leakeys or Donald Johanson could be great.
Think the extrapolative science of science fiction, or the reality of science fact in documentary form.
(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me.)