The H.M.S. Beagle Project: geeky science pin-up number 3!

Today at my lab’s SCQ, there’s an awesome piece that imagines Charles Darwin being brought back to life for next year’s bicentennial celebration. As well, the piece is written in the context of him checking out the proposed (and, hopefully by then, built) replica of the H.M.S. Beagle. Better still, it’s being presented as a pin-up for your locker room needs.

This is all spear headed by a group over at the HMS Beagle Project: the piece itself written by Peter McGrath (one of the co-founders) and illustrated by Diana Sudyka (do check out her album cover and music poster work – it’s wonderful).

As a extra bonus, we’ve been told that a direct descendant of Darwin has chuckled her approval.


Go here to read the piece, and/or download the pin-up.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at