Cortex Innovation Community, 4240 Duncan Ave., Ste. 200
Reception 6:00 p.m., presentation 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Cortex Innovation Community, Havana Room (see below*)
Professor J. C. Pires, Division of Biological Sciences
"Evolution for Everyone: Darwin's Radical Idea"
Darwin’s radical idea was not the process of natural selection, but that species are related by common ancestry. In other words, that Aristotle’s ladder of life should be replaced by an evolutionary tree that scientists call a phylogeny. We will explore how phylogenetic tree thinking impacts our everyday life with examples from forensics, medicine, and agriculture.
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*Location information for events at Cortex:
Havana Room, 4240 Duncan Ave., Ste. 200, Cortex Innovation Community.
Click here for directions to Cortex. Once inside @4240, to get to Havana, take the elevator to the second floor, then go left and the room will be on your left.