Why Darwin Still Matters: A Plea for the Relevance of History of Science

Humanists of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Dr. Mark Borrello, of the University of Minnesota as our October speaker. Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution continue to generate discussion and debate a century and a half after the publication of The Origin of Species. This, in spite of the overwhelming acceptance of the basic theory by the large majority of the scientific community. In this talk Dr. Borrello will examine some of the reasons for this, both scientific and social. Dr. Mark Borrello is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. He is a historian of biology with interests in evolutionary theory, genetics, behavior and the environment. 10:00 am Social time 10:30 - 12 Program

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  • Bruce R.

    We never found out why "Darwin Still Matters". The review of the biography of Charles Darwin was very good, but I already had a fair understanding of that already. The other part is what I came for.

    October 17, 2010

  • Nathan C.

    Great talk by a very knowledgable prof. Really gave you a good feeling of Darwin's background and the times he was part of. Gave a you new respect for Darwin and his theories and how ahead of his time he was and why his theory, as originally laid out, has withstood the test of time.

    October 17, 2010

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