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.