He then spent a few decades obtaining an MD degree, marrying, raising children, getting tenure, and achieving financial security and happiness, but not much else. After acquiring a modicum of competence on the guitar in the 1980’s he actually began to enjoy music again. While teaching medical school classes, he has acquired the habit of reducing medical and other scientific concepts to popular song form, shamelessly perverting the original intent of Christmas carols by using them for melodies. The number of scientific concepts being large, he soon exhausted Christmas carols as sources of melodies and moved on to gospel and well known hymns.
This led to a relatively large body of material on such arcane subjects as cytokynes, interleukins, gene function, chromosome structure, cellular immunology, and so on. Occasionally more cosmic subjects such as the Big bang or black holes caught his attention. Prompted by a letter from Dr. Eugenie Scott in Science News noting that the other side (creationists) have all the good songs, he decided to return to the long neglected problem of scientific gospel. Hallelujah! Evolution! is the beginning of that liturgy.
Also tagged as Dr. Stephen Baird and the Opossums of Truth
Edited by sbaird on 5 Feb 2008, 15:51
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