Writing in the New York Times' Opinionator blog, Olivia Judson says Baba Brinkman's "Rap Guide to Evolution" hip-hop lecture is "one of the most astonishing, and brilliant, lectures on evolution I’ve ever seen." Brinkman, who has a Master's degree in English, developed his evolution lecture after he began corresponding with evolutionary biologist Mark Pallen at the University of Birmingham, in the UK, reports Judson.

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