Reading Skeptics meet monthly downstairs in Bar Copa, Kings Road for diverse topics of discussion given by a guest speaker. There's usually a big crowd in a small space, so come early and look out for me.
Creation: the origin and the future of life
What is life? Where did it come from? In what form did it first appear? And how? Where did I leave my slippers? The history of life sciences has involved taking things apart to find out how they work. Now, in the age of molecular biology, we can put things together again, and certainly not as they evolved. This has meant that for the first time in four billion years of life on Earth, we're approaching robust scientific answers to these questions, by building, evolving and designing new life forms.
Adam Rutherford, science writer and broadcaster, will take you on a whirlwind tour of the origin of life, and synthetic biology, based on his new book Creation, which was described as being 'so gripping it reads like a thriller: prepare to be astounded'.
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