Field of Science

Darwin in Denmark

I'm on vacation in Denmark, and I don't have the usual continuous internet connection. Until I do, blogging will be an infrequent revelry.

Yesterday I saw an exhibition at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen. It's called Evolution, but really is mostly about Darwin, his voyage, life in science, and that kind of thing. It's okay, if that's the thing you're into. I'd rather see an exhibition with displays of transitional fossils and lots of other evidence for evolution, and examples of evolutionary mechanisms.

If you're into the questions of evolution vs. creationism etc., and if you happen to be able to go Belgium in the end of April, I recommend this syposium:

Darwinism and the Specificity of Human Nature
Darwinian theory displays a continuous scientific fecundity in fields such as neurobiology. The bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth is an occasion to assess the present state of knowledge. Political and religious dimensions are involved with Darwinism. Religious groups regularly dispute the freedom of education and research relating to the theory of evolution. The progress of the anti-evolution lobby in Europe is a matter of concern. Is the theory of evolution incompatible with faith in a divine dimension of creation? Why is this theory the target of religious fundamentalists? The aim of this colloquium is to put forward the issue of the specificity of the human nature at the crossroad of human and religious representations. Indeed, Darwinian theory inscribes mankind into the history of life and addresses the questions of origins and identity from a new point of view.
Participation is free, but registration is required. information: or

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