One for Doug

…or maybe Karen, his wife.

Last night I caught the last half of The Nature of Things on CBC. It was, specif­i­cal­ly, this episode, and so nat­u­ral­ly I thought of you two. It was a fas­ci­nat­ing show, and even in the half hour that I saw I learned a cou­ple of things. (I did­n’t real­ize, for instance, that the taran­tu­la has exist­ed for 350,000,000 years.)

I don’t see any­where on the site where you can order copies of the episode, or tran­scripts, but if you’re inter­est­ed, you might try email­ing them from their “Con­tact” link. (Be aware, though, that CBC is cur­rent­ly expe­ri­enc­ing a “labour dis­rup­tion*” and you might wait a while before get­ting a response.)

*Or maybe the term is “employ­ee lock­out.” Guess it depends on what side of the pick­et line you fall. All I know for sure is that all my news now comes from BBC World Ser­vice, and Sep­tem­ber’s pro­gram line­up includes a whole lot­ta doc­u­men­tary films.

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  1. Thanks, Pat. From Karen: they got their facts a tiny bit wrong; Ts have been around 400My, not 350My. She can’t ident that one from the under­side. She also men­tioned that Dr. Raven is a big name in the T com­mu­ni­ty. And, she does­n’t know much about Aus­tralian taran­tu­las, since Aus­tralia is VERY touchy about live exports. Thanks for think­ing of us.

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