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Evolution for kids. Grandmother Fish is back in print. Upcoming: Clades and Clades: Prehistoric, evolutionary card games.
Evolution for kids. Grandmother Fish is back in print. Upcoming: Clades and Clades: Prehistoric, evolutionary card games.

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Grandmother Fish teaches evolution to kids ages 3-6. Kids love the “call and response” format that gets them wiggling like fish and hooting like apes. We are all related! There’s nothing else like it out there.

“Groundbreaking” —School Library Journal

“Dynamite” —NPR 13.7: cosmos & culture

Ask for Grandmother Fish at your favorite brick-and-mortar bookstore, or order it online (follow link).

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Grandmother Fish is available in the UK, so I set up an author page on Amazon UK. It features my one delightful children’s book and then a ton of my serious RPG books. Strange line-up.

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Karen and I released this image to the Creative Commons so it can go on the book's Wikipedia page. Now that the image is in the Creative Commons, others can use it, too. Attribution required, as detailed on the site. This page is the cutest one in the book, so it will make a great addition to
the page.

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Karen and I released this image to the Creative Commons so it can go on the book's Wikipedia page. Now that the image is in the Creative Commons, others can use it, too. Attribution required, as detailed on the site. This page is the cutest one in the book, so it will make a great addition to
the page.

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For Charles Darwin Day, here’s a great video by secular rapper Baba Brinkmann. It’s for This View of Life, and online magazine devoted to using evolution to better understand just about everything.

Charles Darwin was inspired by Adam Smith and Thomas Malthus, who had shown how patterns and some sort of order can arise out of the combined actions of many people,e even when none of those individuals have that pattern or order in mind. These actions, however, were still undertaken by conscious agents—humans. Darwin took it to the next level and identified a process by which patterns or order develops out of natural selection, without deliberate agents like humans doing any of the work. It’s a breathtakingly modern idea, that meaningful adaptations can develop as the result of a natural process.

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State legislators are advancing bills that would undermine the teaching of evolution. In Washington DC, VP Pence and Secretary DeVos are creationists, and the “alternative facts” are spreading. Science helped make this country great, so let’s fight to keep it.

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A Seattle-area artist is going to add an Ishnacanthus to the prehistoric animal pins she’s kickstarting. That’s the fish that Grandmother Fish is based on. Opabinia is cool, too!

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Today I’m a special guest at Seattle’s Darwin Day celebration. Here, as today’s blog post, are the various evolution activities I’ve prepared or found over the years for evolution education.

#evolution #darwinday

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The artist is going to add another pin to the mix, and backers are voting on which one. Opabinia is crazy looking, and it’s giving Grandmother Fish a run for her money. Here are the totals as of the last update.

Ischnacanthus “Grandmother Fish”: 9
Opabinia: 9
Bothriolepis: 2

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Here's that cute Kickstarter again, with enamel pins of Cambrian and Devonian animals. Now backers are voting on which animal to add next. One of the options is "Grandmother Fish", that is, Ishnacanthus. I pledged and I voted.
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