"Darwin was not a Biologist!" with Dr. Greg Laden

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.

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  • Douglas H.

    One of our best ever.

    February 20, 2012

  • sandra

    good speaker

    February 19, 2012

  • Bruce R.

    I thought it was very informative and generated a lot of questions afterward.

    February 19, 2012

  • Bob A.

    Excellent presentation - it was nice to hear from an authority on the topic.

    February 19, 2012

  • Richard W. T.

    Excellent presentation. Visuals were not too cute. Nothing was above my head yet it did not feel dumbed down.

    February 19, 2012

  • Mark T.

    Excellent speaker! The Humanists seem energized and motivated lately and the organization is growing.

    February 19, 2012

  • Brad B.

    Somebody accidentally took my jacket home with them from today's meeting. Blue with SHAPCO on the front. I probably have yours as it was the last one on the rack. If you could bring it to the next meeting I would very much appreciate it!

    February 18, 2012

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