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New Meetup: Survival of the Swiftest, Smartest, or Fattest? Human Evolution 150 Yrs /Darwin

From: Rebecca
Sent on: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 11:19 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Survival of the Swiftest, Smartest, or Fattest? Human Evolution 150 Yrs /Darwin

When: March 5,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Come to the next Darwin lecture!
The last 2 have been informative and fun. Come learn about human evolution.

Optional dinner afterwards at veggie-friendly restaurant in Harvard Square.

If someone who works closer by can arrive by 5:30 and hold up Meetup sign, that'd be great--then one of us can wait outside and the other wait inside to save seats. I'll try to get there at 5:30, but not sure exactly how long T-ride takes.

Lecture is in building to the right of Natural Science museum (connect to the museum, not the modern building)

Note: If you're not sure you can make it, then RSVP No w/comment to that effect ("depends on if boss lets me go"); I do NOT appreciate people RSVP'ing yes, and then not showing up -- it's rude to the host and to other attendees who were expecting to see you there.

Survival of the Swiftest, Smartest, or Fattest? Human Evolution 150 Years After Darwin
Lecture by Daniel Lieberman

Thursday, March 5, 6:00 pm

One hundred and fifty years after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, we can now trace several major episodes of natural selection that resulted in modern humans. But, paradoxically, humans have created a world that is leading to a kind of ?dysevolution.? Harvard Professor of Biological Anthropology Daniel Lieberman explains how many of the adaptations that enabled us to succeed as active hunter-gatherers, including the ability to store fat for lean time, can now impair our well-being and may even threaten our species' very survival. Free and open to the public in the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.

Part of the Evolution Matters programming.

http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/9869814/

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