We interview Dr. Stephen Baird, frontman for the Galapagos Mountain Boys, a (mostly) bluegrass band based in the San Diego area.Â Â Dr. BairdÂ talks about the term “scientific gospel,” theÂ GMBs’Â new album Darwin, Darn It!,Â and their upcoming gigsÂ celebrating Darwin Day 2009.Â ForÂ details visit ScientificGospel.com.
Plus: The fallout from President Obama’s nod to “non-believers” in his inaugural address, and lots of listener feedback.
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Recorded January 25, 2009.Â Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.
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