Special Presentation for Darwin Day
Cameron Smith - The Evolution rEvolution
11 a.m. in Hollywood
4:30 p.m. in Costa Mesa*
Three decades of intensive genetic and genomic study have essentially rewritten our understanding of evolutionary process - on all scales from molecules to ecosystems. A New Evolutionary Synthesis is emerging, yielding a far subtler understanding of evolutionary dynamics, from DNA repair to speciation. In his talk, Dr. Cameron Smith, a prehistorian at Portland State University, will review the main facets of the New Evolutionary Synthesis, using plenty of jaw-dropping examples of just how evolution works.
Dr. Smith's work focuses on human evolution - past, present and future. He began his study of anthropology with the Leakey research team in northern Kenya and has conducted archaeological fieldwork worldwide. He has been published widlet in peer-reviewed technical journals, including the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Structure and Dynamics, Physics of Life Reviews, Oxford's British Archaeological Reports, the Journal of Field Archaeology and International Monographs in Prehistory. Dr. Smith also has written for the general public in many magazines, including Scientific American, OMNI, Scientific American MIND, Archaeology, and Spaceflight.
Dr. Smith is also author of several books on evolution endorsed by the American Library Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Center for Science Education, including The Top Ten Myths about Evolution and The Fact of Evolution. He also has appeared on PBS, the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and on many radio shows including Bob Edwards' Weekend, Michio Kaku's Science Fantastic, and Scientific American podcasts.
Friends of the Center: Free
*This lecture will be repeated at 4:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa community center at 1845 Park Ave. in Costa Mesa. Hosted by the CFI Community of Orange County.
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