Darwin, Art, & Genealogy by Dr. Baird in 2007

Dr. Baird says, “Somewhere at some point, the universe evolved a creature that could actually contemplate how it got here. That is an absolutely awe-inspiring idea. When human beings evolved and became intelligent, and started thinking, that’s when the universe became aware of itself.”

Please join Dr. Stephen Baird & The Opossums of Truth at one of their Darwin Birthday concerts this year. February 3, 2007 at 7:30pm they will perform at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. On February 6, 2007 at 7:30pm, the Gospel According to Darwin will be presented at the North Coast Repertory Theater in Solana Beach. The final commemoration of Darwin’s birth will take place at the UCSD Medical School, Liebow Auditorium on the campus of UCSD in La Jolla. We have a concert in different parts of the county to make it easier for you to attend any or all of them. For more information, see other press release on this website or call Carol Baird at 858-481-8511.

Another side of the multi-talented doctor will be revealed when he shows one of his driftwood mobiles in the Gotthelf Art Gallery at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. The JCC’s Rx for Art will take place from March 7 to April 30, 2007. Information on this and other JCC events, go to www.lfjcc.org/cjc or call 858-362-1348.

Dr. Baird has given many lectures to several genealogy societies and even at the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Society’s summer seminar last year. He always brings his guitar with him to illustrate his subject matter with a song or two. This year, his annual speaking engagement at the April program will be at the North San Diego County Genealogical Society’s meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 10am in the Carlsbad City Council Chambers just below the Cole Carlsbad City Library off Carlsbad Village Drive just one block east of the I-5 freeway. He will be speaking about The Science of Human Reproduction – Implication for The Future of Genealogy. This will include a discussion about spern and egg donors, frozen embryos, stem cells and cloning as well as what the X and Y chromosomes reveal about family relationships. DNA testing and its accuracy will also be explored.