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Another celebration of Darwin Day (2005)
will be held by the Australian Skeptics
at a dinner on Saturday 12 March

7:00 for 7:30 pm

The Chatswood Club 11 Help St Chatswood

Booking essential, download the form here.
Richard Dawkin honorary president of Darwin Day.
Darwin Day's international home page
- see other programs around the world.


Dr Alex Ritchie, palaeontologist, will speak on:

Whither Darwin in the 21st Century?

Charles Darwin (b. 12 Feb 1809) whose promulgation of the Theory of Evolution, or descent with modification through natural selection, has had a profound an effect on how we view and understand the natural world as any other scientific theory ever proposed.

Alex will discuss the science and politics of Darwinian theory.

Darwin's influence on Modern Thought. Click here for paper by Ernst Mayer

Some key points from the article: Darwin introduced historicity into science (chemistry and physics do not have this character); he rejected all supernatural explanations; he refuted typology or essentialism -which says living things are invariant and stable, they are not; variation characterises living things, refutation of typology amounts to refutation of racism amongst other things...

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