I Want To Read!
What to do…
Just record yourself reading
from the last chapter of The Origin of Species, by Charles
Darwin, and send it to us by June 1, 2009.
Find a well-known landmark or location. Look for:
- Spectacular scenery
- National landmarks
- Sites of scientific importance
Read from The Origin of Species
- The selection to read is from
Chapter XIV, Recapitulation and
- Begin about 70% of the way through the chapter where
the paragraph begins…
- I have now recapitulated the chief facts and
considerations which have thoroughly convinced me
that species have changed, and are still slowly
changing by the preservation and accumulation of
successive slight favourable variations.
- Read until the book ends with…
- There is grandeur in this view of life, with
its several powers, having been originally breathed
by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and
that, whilst this planet has gone circling on
according to the fixed law of gravity, from so
simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and
most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
- It will take between 25 and 30 minutes to read the
entire section aloud.
- You may split the reading between other readers, or
just read what you can.
- If you don’t have the book, here is
the entire text of what will be on
Send your tape, film, DVD, card, disc, or memory stick
Center for Inquiry
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027, USA
All video must be received by
June 1, 2009.