Here it is the last show of this run in 2018 also Kev and I’s last full show on tour. It’s definitely bittersweet as we move into the next chapter of our lives! Thanks for the years of Friendship Chris @cirquemechanics and @aidalashua and the fun opportunities you have given us! We will be forever grateful to have been part of the Cirque Mechanics Family and hope to continue involvement in new and different ways! XOXO The Rogers❤️

Муха замаскована під бджолу🐝
ну а які ви фото хотіли від біолога?
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. #evolutio #evolution #evolution🌎 #эволюция #biology #molecularbiology #молекулярнаябиология
#thegreatestshowonearth #мимикрия #еволюція

Look I'm not saying I'm superior because I've seen Nightwish live a few times but that's exactly what I'm saying #nightwish #concert #nightwishlive #floorjansen #metalband #thegreatestshowonearth #wewerehere #ghostlovescore #darkchestofwonders

Wow 😮 just 😲 simply blown away and lost for words #Nightwish #thegreatestshowonearth what an end to the year

We are one, we are the universe!
#Nightwish #TheGreatestShowOnEarth #RichardDawkins

15 years listening to them, finally seeing them live. The greatest show on earth. @nightwishband And treat opening act by @bib_band.

These snowy New England Saturdays tho🙌🏻❄️

This week I read "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins. In this book, Dawkins presents extensive evidence for evolution of life on Earth.

Dawkins examines evolution in several aspects ranging from physiology to biochemistry, from anatomy to palaeontology, from biogeography to mathematical modelling. It was a vast book, difficult to sum up in one post, but I'll list some of my favourite bits.

In this book I learned that fossils are not necessary to prove evolution, though it provides a good proof. To this day, not a single fossil has turned up in a wrong date order. Epigenetics was one more interesting thing to learn, where genetic expression bring about phenotypic effects and how it affects and differs in natural and artificial selection.

Dawkins lists several experiments in which evolution can be observed right here, in a single human lifetime or even less, especially with bacteria and domestication of animals. Were humans the first animals to bring about artificial selection? How did flowers get the colours and nectar?

Dawkins dives deep into why embryology is critical for evolution. Why are some trees so taller than others and how does 'forest economy' decide it? Why do snakes 'swim on land'? And how do whales resemble land mammals?

This book explores step-by-step and layer-by-layer study of evidences for evolution. Reading this book was a bilateral process for me. My biology background helped me understand this book faster and better; and this book refreshed and enriched my existing biology knowledge to even greater depths. I can't say the language was easy, but in my experience it was a bit easier than other Dawkins' books.

Everyone should read this book to understand how life on earth works. We are surrounded by endless forms, most beautiful and most wonderful, and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random natural selection – the only game in town, the greatest show on Earth.

#RichardDawkins #TheGreatestShowOnEarth #BookReviews #RichardDawkinsBook

File this under "life-affirming notes from the universe". "The Greatest Showman" turned out to be quite a revelation. Wasn't expecting it to resonate so deeply. It's been a while but the songs made me... smile. Felt good. Really good. But as is the way of the world, intellectual pomposity will rip to shreds all that is good and pure. The film was savaged by critics. And promptly consigned to the ash heap of junk culture. Apparently they took exception to the hagiographic spin on an obviously flawed individual, PT Barnum. But they missed the point. "The Greatest Showman" is a fable - period. A fairytale. For misfits. The loners. Life's "oddities". It's an impassioned plea to our innerchild, urging us to escape, to runaway and join the circus! To live the life of our dreams, to be in a world of our own making. A world where we belong. A world within us all... "I close my eyes and I can see

The world that's waiting up for me

That I call my own

Through the dark, through the door

Through where no one's been before

But it feels like home..." ~from A Million Dreams, sung by Ziv Zaifman, performed on screen by Ellis Rubin

#thegreatestshowman #hughjackman #ellisrubin #zivzaifman #ptbarnum #movie #musical #amilliondreams #barnumandbailey #oddities #misfits #loners #weirdos #comejointhecircus #nouvelleexperience #cirquedusoleil #howardchaykin #barnuminsecretservicetotheusa #graphicnovel #dccomics #vertigocomics #paradoxpress #bigbookofweirdos #imacreepimaweirdo #whatthehellamidoinghere #idontbelonghere #takemehome #thebigtop #thegreatestshowonearth #life

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