Thursday, February 05, 2009

Darwin Birthday Party in Toronto

 
Darwin Birthday Party

Starts: Friday, February 13th 2009 at 5:30 pm
Ends: Friday, February 13th 2009 at 7:00 pm
Location: Centre for Inquiry Ontario, 216 Beverley St, Toronto ON (1 minute south of College St at St. George St)

Come celebrate Darwin's Birthday! There will be cake, games and a toast to one of the greatest men in science who ever lived. Stick around for the Pre and Post Darwin Science talks that follow.

A CFI Members Exclusive Activity!

Pre- and Post-Darwinian Science

Starts: Friday, February 13th 2009 at 7:00 pm
Ends: Friday, February 13th 2009 at 9:30 pm
Location: Centre for Inquiry Ontario, 216 Beverley St, Toronto ON (1 minute south of College St at St. George St)

What was science like before Darwin, and how did it change after Darwin?

Larry Moran will be discussion our modern scientific world in light of the impact Darwin and his theory of evolution due to natural selection has had on it.

Larry Moran is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto.

$5, $3 for students and FREE for Friends of the Centre


4 comments :

  1. Well we don't have an actual Darwin birthday party in Cologne but the topic of this years Cologne Spring Meeting is
    The variable Genome
    with some emphasis on evolutionary issues. It will take place March 18-20, 2009 in Cologne Germany.

    The meeting is open and no registration or attendance fee is required.

    The topics include:
    The Impact of New Technologies in Genomics
    Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics
    The New RNA World
    Phenotypic Consequences of Genomic Variations
    Evolution of Susceptibility to Disease
    Public Understanding of Evolution

    Speakers include S. Brenner, Svante Pääbo, William Provine and many others

    You will find more details here:
    http://jakob.genetik.uni-koeln.de/springmeeting/index.php?id=4

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  2. "What was science like before Darwin, and how did it change after Darwin?"

    Sounds like a question for an historian of science.

    The better question is:

    What did the word "science" mean prior to and after publication of the Origin? Did the definition of "science" change as a result of the reception of the Origin? How as the Origin received at the time? (There are many reception studies available in the literature.)

    Or:

    Given that the definition of "science" changes (evolves) over time, can we claim that the methods and cognitive content of "science" derived by those methods is universal?

    Or:

    Aren't "science" and "art" the same thing.

    Etc. etc.

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  3. Forbes magazine celebrates the Darwin bicentennial with a set of articles on Charles Darwin and Evolution, featuring articles by Jonathan Wells, John West, Michael Egnor, Ken Ham, Michael Shermer and others.

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  4. Larry, I'm glad to see that there's a Darwin birthday celebration in Toronto, and you're involved too!

    Cheers.

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