In celebration of Darwin Month, we are pleased to have Dr. Greg Laden address us at our February Chapter meeting.
You could read hundreds of pages of Darwin's work and easily come to the conclusion that he was a geologist. But a different selection of readings would convince you he was a biologist. In truth, he was neither and both. In this talk Dr. Laden will explore what Darwin really was: An experimentalist, a part time anthropologist, a natural historian and most impressively, an integrative thinker of the likes rarely to be seen again for a century after he lived. This talk will draw heavily on Darwin's own work and provide a sampling of some of his more interesting and compelling findings.
Greg Laden is an academic who spends his time advising students and others, doing research and writing, teaching, and occasionally going into the field. Is he a tenured professor? No! He's a blogger! Greg has several advanced degrees in anthropology from prestigious institutions, and more fieldwork experience than most, including several years in the Northeastern United States and several years in Africa. He writes and teaches about anthropology, race and racism, the biology of gender, evolution, human evolution, nature, birds, and open source operating systems. He is an active member of the skeptics community and an unabashed progressive liberal. His main blog home is scienceblogs.com/gregladen, and he recently started blogging at freethoughtblogs.com/xblog/. He maintains a presence at gregladen.com and writes a piece every month for 10000birds.com.