CFI-LA 02.27.08 Cafe Inquiry- Evolution from the Zoo
Posted: 24 February 2008 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Cafe Inquiry
Wednesday, February 27 @ 7:30 pm

This month:
A Zoo Presentation About Evolution with Sandra Lipschultz

Evolution?  Survival of the Fittest?  By whose standards?  How does locking horns or antlers promote the health of the species?  Are the horns/tusks of rhinos and elephants getting any shorter, since those just make them targets for destruction? Or are we destroying them too quickly for the evolutionary process to work?

When will there be an urban, diurnal coyote subspecies vs. the nocturnal wilderness rogue of lore?  Those are just a few of the brainstorming thoughts about a “Zoo Presentation About Evolution” that come to mind.  Much of the presentation will be in the nature of a “lab.” Depending on numbers present, guests will be able to handle and compare animal biofacts which illustrate (or are counterintuitive to?) evolution.
Sandra Lipschultz has been a docent at the L.A. Zoo for 6 years, arriving with what she thought was a firm foundation in the difference between canines and felines— but knowing next to nothing is a very sound basis for furthering one’s education.  After 40 years as an administrator at UCLA, her other retirement activities also include Docent at the Skirball Cultural Center and Memory Trainer for the UCLA Center on Aging.

Cafe Inquiry is CFI-LA’s monthly casual get-together where you can have a coffee and chat with other people on various topics of science. A guest speaker opens the discussion with a brief intro to the subject and then the floor is open. All are welcome!

Cafe Inquiry is a Science Cafe! Interested in being a speaker, or have one to recommend? Please contact us at (323)666-9797, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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