The Loom

Swarthmore Evolving

Smithsonian cover.jpgThis Wednesday, I’ll be coming to Swarthmore College to give a public lecture about human evolution. I had originally planned to focus on some of the cutting-edge discoveries I include in my upcoming book, from brain genes to enigmatic hobbits. But now that the big creationism trial is scheduled to get underway a couple hours away in Dover, Pa., on Monday, I’ll talk about that as well–in particular how scientists continue to find evidence of human evolution, despite what some op-ed writing politicians may claim.

Scroll down for information on my talk here. It’s at 7:15 at Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall. Here’s a map of the campus to help you find your way. Hope to meet a few Loom readers there.


  1. #1 patricia
    September 26, 2005

    A crocheted bathtub??? Senator Buttars is obviously not only reality challenged, he’s also analogy challenged.

    Congratulations on your showing in the NAS communication awards.

  2. #2 doug
    September 26, 2005

    Any chance the lectures will be broadcast on-line?

  3. #3 doug
    September 29, 2005

    Hey Carl,
    Doubt that you have much control over the technical aspects of the blog but perhaps you can pass this along. Since the recent “upgrades” to the site it seems like the pages are built differently. On an entry like this one the page loads fine since there are few comments, however, on the more active entries it takes quite awhile to load the page (and I have a broadband connection.) I’m assuming everyone is noticing this and not just me.

  4. #4 Dave Puskala
    October 2, 2005

    Wow! That is an example of profound and willful ignorance. The evidence for common ancestory between apes and humans is overwhelming and involves a lot more than just fossils.

  5. #5 Randy
    October 3, 2005

    If anyone would like to send an email to the Utah Senator who is the politician who wrote the op-ed piece referenced above, that email address is The politician’s name is D. Chris Buttars.

  6. #6 tim
    October 11, 2005

    Yeah, this loads slow on my computer too.

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