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Thu, Apr 25, 2024

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Faculty Emeriti Association Lecture  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Professor Robert T. Pennock, Lyman Briggs College, the Philosophy Department, the Department of Computer Science, and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior graduate program, "Evolution in Action: Observing Evolutionary Processes in Real Time."
Abstract: The common view of the general public about evolution is antiquated. Creationists continue to think that there is no evidence for evolution, but even members of the public who accept it often think that our scientific understanding of evolution comes just from fossils. Such confusions arise in part from a misunderstanding of the role of observation in scientific reasoning. This talk focuses on the nature of observational evidence and on recent advances in evolutionary modeling, using both natural and digital organisms, that have allowed scientists to directly investigate the mechanisms of evolution as they operate in the present.

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Location: Radiology Auditorium [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: public
Contact: John Forsyth