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Darwin Day – Charles Darwin’s Considerable Revolution in Natural History (Dearborn)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Arab American National Museum Annex
13624 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126 United States

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Organized by:
Wissam Charafeddine
Email: detroit@muslimish.org


Join us for a special Darwin Day Lecture co-hosted with Muslimish – Detroit with Dr. Richard Bellon speaking on Charles Darwin’s Considerable Revolution in Natural History.

“We can dimly foresee,” Charles Darwin promised in the Origin of Species (1859), “that there will be a considerable revolution in natural history” when his scientific colleagues accepted evolution. He was not envisioning a revolution in religion or in philosophy but, rather, in the explanation for patterns observed in the natural world. His overriding goal was to unite the jumbled facts of natural history under general law. Darwin’s “considerable revolution” did change the way we see the universe. But it originated in the unquenchable curiosity a working scientist felt about fossils and flowering plants and femurs and island faunas.

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Free Parking is available in the lot behind the Annex.

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About Richard Bellon, PhD

Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University

Richard Bellon teaches history of science and science policy at Michigan State University. He has written extensively on the connection between science, politics, and social change in Britain from 1830 to 1870. He is author of A Sincere and Teachable Heart: Self-Denying Virtue in British Intellectual Life, 1736-1859 and his article “Inspiration in the Harness of Daily Labor: Darwin, Botany, and the Triumph of Evolution, 1859-1868” received the History of Science Society’s 2013 Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize for excellence in a research article published in the journal Isis. His current research project focuses on the history of American biology from the 1890s to the end of World War II. Connect with Professor Bellon on Twitter: @RichBellon.