Thursday, January 15, 2009

DARWIN DAY OHIO UNIVERSITY

Feb. 12th is the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, as well as the 150th aniversary of his book 'Origin of Species.'

So, in light of this, there are 'Darwin Day' events going on all over the world, and fortunately for us, we have a few things going on in Athens. Also:

Darwin Bicentennial Seminars at Ohio University

THE OHIO CENTER FOR ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY STUDIES AT OHIO UNIVERSITY presents…..


THE 2009 OCEES DARWIN LECTURE


Dr. Nina Jablonski will present “Darwin’s birthday suit: the evolution of human skin and skin color” featuring biological and cultural aspects of human skin - a highly visible and excellent example of evolution by natural selection acting on the human lineage.
Dr. Jablonski is internationally known for her work on primate biology, culture and language and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Pennsylvania State University.
Celebrating Darwin’s 200th birthday on February 12th at NOON in Baker Center Ballroom.

****A Book signing/ meet & greet will follow in the Trisolini Gallery in
Baker Center
****A Social for Darwin’s 200th Birthday will be held at the Dairy Barn
from 5- 7 on the 12th – all are welcome.

THE 2009 OCEES KITZMILLER LECTURE honoring the people who established that intelligent design is creationism.


Dr. Kevin Padian will present “Darwin, Dover and intelligent design” featuring his experiences with the Kitzmiller vs. Dover court case.
Dr. Padian is Professor of Integrative Biology and Curator in the University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley.

The Kitzmiller lecture will be on April 6th, 2009, at 4:10 pm in Baker Center Ballroom.

See www.ocees.ohio.edu for info

I'll see you there,

David

1 comment:

Eric G. said...

This sounds awesome, I'll be attending most definitely. The Paldian lecture sounds really interesting and I love evolution v creationism debate, especially when it comes to our public schools. Plus he's the curator of Paleo at Berkeley.