ANNUAL FALL DINNER: “WHAT DARWIN DIDN’T KNOW: EVOLUTION SINCE THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES”
Join us for a dinner as we listen to Dr. Andrew Berry, undergraduate advisor in the Life Sciences and Lecturer on Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was a Victorian tour de force: a remarkable synthesis of natural history observations and simple experimental results. Perhaps, though, the most impressive thing about the theory is the way in which it has survived more than 150 years of remarkable progress in biology. It has proved a truly resilient idea. That is not to say, however, that the theory has not undergone modifications as our biological knowledge has expanded in directions that would have been inconceivable to Darwin. This talk will review the essence of Darwin’s ideas while taking excursions into some of the most exciting post-Darwin discoveries. In particular, the focus will be on human evolution, an area in which our knowledge has recently expanded massively with fossil discoveries and the application of modern genetics to both ourselves and, remarkably, to our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals.
Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Time: Cocktails 6:30pm, Buffet Dinner at 7:00pm
Place: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08540
Organizers: Nancy Kienzler, Werner Glantschnig
Cost: $ 65 Members, $ 75 non-Members (includes cocktails, wine with dinner)
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 7th
Note: This event is wheelchair accessible