Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ryan Gregory Visits Toronto

Evolutionary Imagery: Illustrating (and Distorting)
the History of Life

Starts: Friday, March 19th 2010 at 7:00 pm
Ends: Friday, March 19th 2010 at 9:00 pm
Location: Centre for Inquiry Ontario, 216 Beverley St., Toronto ON (just south of College St. at St. George St.)

Visual metaphors have been used to convey evolutionary ideas since Darwin's time. Some of the earliest kinds of images are still in use, even though they may do more to distort than to illustrate actual evolutionary processes. This seminar will explore two major evolutionary icons, the "Tree of Life" and "evolutionary line-ups", as they have been used in the past and how they must be interpreted today. Dr. T. Ryan Gregory completed his B.Sc. (Hons) at McMaster University in 1997 and earned his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology and zoology from the University of Guelph in 2002.
Ryan blogs at Evolver Zone: Genomicron and his main research interests are genome size and evolution.

$5, $4 for students, FREE for members

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