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This will be on the campus of UNC Wilmington and I’ll do my best to be there if possible: Darwin’s Legacy: Evolution’s Impact on Science and Culture March 19-21, 2009 UNCW’s Evolution Learning Community will be hosting “Darwin’s Legacy: Evolution’s Impact on Science and Culture,” a multidisciplinary student conference on March 19-21, 2009. The conference…

Darwin Day on Twitter

No, really, it was Anne-Marie’s idea. She started it! Yeah, don’t look at me! Charles Darwin is on Twitter, Alfred Wallace is on Twitter, Richard Owen is on Twitter, even Bishop Wilberforce (aka Soapy Sam) is on Twitter. Where is Huxley? We are already having fun retweeting non-existent Darwin tweets I hope the real Darwin…

As you may remember, this week we have a special guest here in the Triangle – Carl Zimmer is coming to enjoy NC BBQ and, since he’s already here on the 12th, to give the Darwin Day talk at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh (directions): “Darwin and Beyond: How Evolution Is…

Darwin Day talk by Carl Zimmer in Raleigh

From NESCENT: Carl Zimmer “Darwin and Beyond: How Evolution Is Evolving” February 12, 2009 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Talk Overview: Charles Darwin launched the modern science of evolution, but he hardly had the last word. In fact, today scientists are discovering that evolution works in ways Darwin himself could not have imagined. In my…

I get e-mails about such events, so I thought I’d share, so you can attend some of these talks if you want: NCSE’s executive director Eugenie C. Scott will be speaking twice in North Carolina shortly. First, at 7:00 p.m. on January 27, she will be speaking on “Darwin’s Legacy in Science and Society” in…

‘Origin of Species’ read-along

Three chapters a week. First edition (if you know what is good for you). Here. With John Whitfield. First, read this and this as mental preparation.

Blog For Darwin

From Blog For Darwin: February 12th-15th, 2009 participating bloggers around the world will be celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth (February 12th, 1809) with a BLOG SWARM, in which posts will be aggregated on BLOG FOR DARWIN to be kept as a resource for educators, students, and others. CLICK HERE or read below to…

Darwin Bicentenary

2009 is the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, so a lot of organizations are going full steam in promoting science, evolution and the history of science this year. Here are some of the examples: The New Scientist has published Darwin’s dangerous idea: Top 10…

On Gould and rates of evolution

Three Obligatory Readings of the Day: Brian Switek: Stephen Jay Gould’s view of life Larry Moran: An Adaptationist View of Stephen Jay Gould Greg Laden: How fast does evolution happen?

Greg Cahill (1958-2008)

It is with great sadness that I learned that Dr.Greg Cahill died a few days ago, at the Houston airport, waiting for his flight. I have met Greg at several meetings of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms and while, those being fairly large meetings, we never had big one-on-one conversations, I remember him…