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The Ascent of Darwin... onto the Plinth

Thanks to Bob for the link

he father of natural selection, Charles Darwin, will be on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square today at 6pm as part of Antony Gormley's One And Other project.

Definitively resolving the 150-year running debate about his philosophical beliefs, Darwin will be accompanied by an original Atheist Bus slogan.

If you can't be there in person you can ask the great man questions via and watch him reply live at

Obviously it's not the real Darwin on the plinth today; it's one of his helpers, namely Ben Hawkes from the comedy troupe The Missing Inc. They'll be performing their new show The Beagle Has Landed - the not-so-true story of Charles Darwin - as a fundraiser for the BHA on Saturday 19 September at the Bloomsbury Theatre, 7.30pm.

Tickets for The Beagle Has Landed are at for a competitive £15 and all proceeds will be donated to fund the work of the British Humanist Association.

For comment from the BHA contact Bob Churchill on or call 0774 397 1937.

The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity representing and supporting the non-religious and campaigning for an end to religious privilege and to discrimination based on religion or belief. It is the largest organisation in the UK working for a secular state.



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