Darwin in Popular Culture

January 29, 2009

Betty Smocovitis is a scientific historian who has examined the influence of Darwinism on popular culture. She'll be lecturing tonight at Colorado College on Darwin's presence in the music of the last 150 years. Gleaned from libretto scores, wax-cylinder recordings and other media, she's collected a large body of musical data. KRCC's Aaron Retka spoke with Smocovitis, who explained the use of music in discussing scientific history.