April 2014

Sunday Assembly presents:

Scientific Gospel - How Darwin Got His Ideas

April 27, 2014, San Diego CA - On Earth Fair Day in San Diego, Dr. Steve Baird will present a foot-stomping rendition of how Darwin got his ideas. Dr. Baird is a retired professor of Pathology at UCSD, and originator of Scientific Gospel, "the only musical genre that can raise your science grades in school."  His band, "The Galapagos Mountain Boys," is known for such old-time favorites as "Ain't Gonna Be No Judgment Day" and "Halleluja! Evolution!" 

The M.C. for the Sunday Assembly will be the always irreverent, Ian Harris, a writer, director, and top headliner from the L.A. comedy scene. 

After the assembly, all are invited to take a Sunday stroll over to the San Diego Earth Fair in Balboa Park. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Childcare and refreshments are provided.

April 27, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

San Diego Women's Club
2557 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

About the Speaker

Dr. Steven Baird was raised in the Oklahoma Bible Belt on country and gospel music. After attending Stanford University, he underwent a conversion to rationalism and noticed, almost immediately, a dearth of scientific gospel music. While teaching medical school, Dr. Baird acquired the habit of reducing medical and other scientific concepts to popular song form, shamelessly perverting the original intent by using  Christmas carols for melodies. He soon exhausted the Christmas carol resources, and moved on to gospel and well-known hymns. The result is a large body of material on such arcane subjects as cytokynes, interleukins, gene function, chromosome structure, cellular immunology, the Big Bang, and black holes. Since his retirement in 2007, Dr. Baird continues to expand the Scientific Gospel liturgy.

About the M.C.

The M.C. for the Sunday Assembly will be the always irreverent, Ian Harris, a writer, director, and top headliner from the L.A. comedy scene.  His shows include "Life from the Apocalypse," "The Evolution of Comedy," and his most recent Comedy Central special, "Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking."

About Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrates life. The group started in the UK and is a “global movement of wonder and good” with Assemblies throughout the UK, North America, and Australia. This event is the third hosted by the local Sunday Assembly in San Diego.

Contact: Claire Condra

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