As part of the ongoing Year of Evolution, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and other Philadelphia institutions, February will be host to a handful of events celebrating the publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species 150 years ago. These events will be held all over the city of Philadelphia and are open to the public. Visit the official site here to get more information about any of the individual events.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Academy of Natural Sciences, 5:30 PM
Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, will speak about biological conservation and environmental protection.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
University of Pennsylvania bookstore, 6 PM
Barry Werth, author of Banquet at Delmonico’s, will explain how a British book of science came to radically change our American identity.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, 6 PM
Ken Miller, author of two books about evolution, creationism and intelligent design, will speak about this conflict in American culture. This lecture is the keynote address in the two-day colloquium, Darwin’s Legacy in 21st Century Biology.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, 1 PM
In celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday, and in concert with Darwin Day celebrations all over the world, enjoy mini lectures on evolution, gallery tours, birthday cake and badminton.