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Lakeside Chat #15 – Darwin and the Galapagos: What Darwin Would Like to Have Known

Friday, February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

Join us as Dr. Frank J. Sulloway, Darwin Scholar and Psychologist, reveals which recent scientific discoveries in his mind would most interest and surprise Charles Darwin if he were alive today and was updating The Origin of Species (1859). The presentation will interweave the latest understandings of the impacts of introduced species in the Galapagos, recent research on sexual selection, mate choice, nesting behavior, and reproductive success in Darwin’s finches, and new evidence that seems to vindicate some of Darwin’s most controversial views on the principle of natural selection.

Not everyone knows that Charles Darwin shares his birthday, February 12th, with Abraham Lincoln. And even fewer people know about the Galapagos bears who inspired Darwin’s great work “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection”. The last point is the subject of Dr. Sulloway’s recent book: Darwin and His Bears: How Darwin Bear and His Galápagos Islands Friends Inspired a Scientific Revolution.

Details

Date:
Friday, February 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://lakesidechat15_darwinandthegalapgos_sulloway.eventbrite.com
 

Organizer

Rotary Nature Center Friends
Phone:
510-684-4157
Email:
ktnoon@aol.com
Website:
https://sites.google.com/view/rotary-nature-center-friends/home

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Your Name (this will not appear on the event listing)
Katharine M. Noonan

Venue

Rotary Nature Center Friends
P.O. Box 16203 Lake Park Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94610
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Phone:
510-684-4157
Website:
https://sites.google.com/view/rotary-nature-center-friends/home