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Science Cafe: Darwin Then and Now – What Makes Selection a Powerful Natural Process?

Date:
July 1, 2008
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Organized by:
Dr. Carl Bajema
Email: bajemacj@gvsu.edu

Description:

The first meeting of Science Café-Grand Rapids will take place at 7 pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in the meeting room at Schuler Books & Music, 3165 Alpine Ave NW, Walker (first strip mall on the west side of Alpine Avenue just north of I-96 expressway).

July 1, 2008 is the 150th anniversary of the first public presentation of the Darwin-Wallace scientific theory concerning adaptive evolution by selection at the Linnaean Society in London, England. It is appropriate that the topic for the first presentation and discussion meeting of the Science Café-Grand Rapids should cover Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection.

To learn more about Science Cafes, visit ScienceCafes.org.

About Carl Bajema, PhD

Retired Professor of Biological Sciences, Grand Valley State University

Recently retired from Grand Valley State University, Dr. Bajema taught evolutionary biology for more than 40 years. He has conducted scientific research involving the measurement of the direction and intensity of selection in human populations. Professor Bajema also has been very active as a science educator helping students, teachers and others gain a better scientific understanding of the natural processes involved in evolution.