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Lectures Explore Evolving Theories of Evolution

Posted January 13, 1999

The complex and sometimes mysterious process of evolution will be the subject of two lectures by noted researchers in the field, hosted by the ASUC bookstore.

Niles Eldridge, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, will speak Monday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. in 100 Genetics and Plant Biology Building. Eldridge's most recent book, "The Pattern of Evolution," explores possible links between biological evolution and the physical world of matter-in-motion. Eldridge seeks to understand why this connection remains elusive and how to clarify the relationship.

Christopher Wills, a Berkeley alumnus and biology professor at UC San Diego, presents material from his new book, "Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution," Friday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the student union's Pauley Ballroom. According to Wills's controversial research, humans continue to evolve, with the pace of change accelerating as time goes on.

Eldridge and Wills will sign copies of their new publications after their lectures. For information, call 642-7294.


January 13 - 19, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 19)
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