UW-Parkside hosts program about Darwin Wednesday
Monday, November 12, 2007 10:37 PM CST
SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Friends of the Library organization invites area residents to learn more about Charles Darwin during a free program Wednesday. Titled “Darwin: Father of Modern Biology,” the program features UW-Parkside Biological Sciences Professor Greg Mayer and begins at 7 p.m. in the Overlook Lounge on the second floor of the library located in Wyllie Hall, 900 Wood Road.Darwin was the first evolutionary biologist. His principal works, “Origin of Species” and “The Descent of Man” were ground breaking but not everyone was pleased with his conclusions.His theories were attacked and defended when they were first released and they continue to be a source of controversy to this day. Mayer discusses the reception Darwin’s work received, the methods he used and conclusions he reached, and their importance to modern scientific studies.This program ties in with the Darwin exhibit currently showing at Chicago’s Field Museum.