Science for You - Evolution

Science for You: Evolution


Every Thursday • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. • Mackey Auditorium

January 16, 23, 30 • February 6, 13, 20, 27 • March 5, 12, 19, 26 •  April (2 break), 9 

Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” introduced the groundbreaking theory of evolution by natural selection in 1859. Since then, new disciplines such as genetics, molecular biology, and evolutionary medicine have expanded our understanding of this rigorous and powerfully predictive science. In this Great Courses lecture series, titled “What Darwin Didn’t Know: The Modern Science of Evolution,” professor Scott Solomon of Rice University explains how these new disciplines confirm, extend, or—in a few areas—refute Darwin’s original ideas. Whether you’re interested in human genetics, the geography of evolution, the fossil record, evolutionary medicine, or directed evolution through gene editing, Dr. Solomon’s clear explanations will help you understand the science behind this stimulating topic.

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Instructors/Coordinators: Susan Hanna and Rick Hearn