Darwin’s Birthday in Philadelphia

February 8, 2009 • 7:49 am

February 12 is, of course, Darwin’s 200th birthday.  I’ll be celebrating it at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Thursday and Friday (12th and 13th) with a two-day symposium tracing Darwin’s legacy and its effect on modern evolutionary biology. This is all part of Philadelphia’s Year of Evolution, which includes many other events.  I’ll be talking about speciation, and there are many other speakers in all areas of evolution, including a keynote talk by Dr. Ken Miller.  If you’re in the Philly area this coming week, and an evolution-phile, it is definitely worth checking out.  (As far as I know, they’ll also have books by the speakers on sale for autographing.)

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