The Primate Diaries

Big News for Vancouverites Today!

Carl Zimmer, science writer extraordinaire and blogger at The Loom will be speaking tonight at the University of British Columbia. It’s at 7pm in
Room 2 of the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (map).

According to his hosts at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum:

This year the world celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species; the most important book in the history of modern biology. The science of evolutionary biology has come a long way since 1859. In this talk, Carl Zimmer takes a look at how scientists are studying evolution to grapple with one of the most important challenges we face: the emergence of new diseases.

There’s also some significantly smaller news. I’ll be presenting my research as a history department colloquium at 4:30 in Buchanan Tower 1207. My talk is entitled “The Nature of Leviathan: Biology and Physics in Hobbes’ Political Science.” Maybe I’ll see you at one or both events.