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Natural Selection and Your Health: Can I Have a Different Evolutionary History?

(Sorry, sorry, sorry! Just heard about this!)

We thought that you would like to know, albeit on short notice, that James DeGregori of the University of Colorado School of Medicine will be speaking on "Natural Selection and Your Health: Can I Have a Different Evolutionary History, Please?" at 7:00 p.m. on July 24, at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Street in Denver, as part of Nerd Nite 3.

A description of his talk: "Most medical schools do not significantly cover evolutionary biology, and yet we cannot understand human health and illnesses without appreciating how evolution has shaped disease susceptibility and the potential nastiness of pathogens. We will discuss really depressing subjects like why we get old and sick, and why modern living (despite niceties like a longer healthier life) has come with a few side effects. Finally, we will learn about our crazy new theory on why we get cancer (and more importantly, why we don't)."

DeGregory's talk will be one of three that night. Tickets (which cover all three talks) are $5 online, $7 at the door; admission is reserved to those 18 and older. For further information, visit:

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  • LouAnne Sluiter W.

    Shoot! I missed it! Any chance there is a video?

    July 26, 2014

  • Monica

    Yes, I'm going! OMG, yes!
    This sounds great!

    July 23, 2014

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