Celebrate Darwin Day 2013

Darwin Day is usually recognized in February, but we live in New Orleans, so we know what that means. However, we're confident our program this month will generate much interest and excitement!


Tulane University Professor Trent Holliday will present "Lower Limbs, 'Lucy' and Liang Bua: Allometry and the Evolution of Human Walking." He is a paleoanthropologist and human paleontologist who specializes in Late Pleistocene human evolution.

And NOSHA board member and Southeastern University professor, Barbara Forrest, will present "Match Made in Heaven: How Religious Right Politics Is Damaging State Lawmaking." Forrest is a professor of philosophy and a staunch critic of intelligent design and the Discovery Institute.

We will also have an update on the status of the Louisiana Science Education Act heading into the new legislative session. 

Please note that our meeting will begin at 3 pm this month, one hour earlier than our usual time.


To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates.

If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot.

For more information about this event, please check our website at www.nosha.info or contact [masked]

All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.


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  • Robert C.

    It was very enlightening but frustrating. Barbara Forrest made a very sobering presentation on how our state has been hijacked by radical religious zealots. The LFF now controls the Legislature and the Governor's Mansion. Bobby Jindal does their bidding while he dreams of taking the White House. While the news was disturbing it does motivate us to do more to fight for the civil liberties of every American.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Charlotte

    A splendid and extremely interesting afternoon!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Rose

    Excellent presentations by Dr. Forrest and Dr. Holliday! They make me want to go back to college!

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • William S.

    Great talks. One a matter of urgency, the other informative.

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darwin, Woot!

    March 9, 2013

  • Robert C.

    I love how we evolved our Darwin Day due to our Mardi Gras environment!

    1 · March 4, 2013

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