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Darwin Day 2011

in Sydney will be a members and friends meeting to be held:
at the March HuVAT meeting Humanist House 10 Shepherd St Chippendale 13 March 4 pm.
Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Richard Dawkin honorary president of Darwin Day.
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Darwin Day 2011

Presented by John August and Victor Bien

This will be our 2011 celebration of Charles Darwin`s theory of evolution (now more accurately thought of as the law of evolution) .

This year John August will discuss evolutionary psychology and Victor Bien will be presenting some "lateral" realisations, now that thinking in evolutionary terms has become routine, which have been presented in the book What is your dangerous idea (see our Facebook page for a discussion about another point from that book).

There will be time for questions and discussion.

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

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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