Celebrating 150 Years of ‘Origin of Species’

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 at 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 24th 2009 at 9:00 pm
The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor

The Center for Inquiry | New York city is co-sponsoring a very special event this November 24 at The New York Academy of Sciences. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark book, "Origin of Species," three leading scientists will discuss the importance of Darwin's theory of evolution and how his observations informed their three very diverse fields of work -- psychology, neurobiology, and linguistics.

* Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman will share brand new observations about the evolution of the human brain and the emergence of consciousness.

* Renowned psychologist Paul Ekman (whose work is portrayed in the FOX TV show "Lie to Me") will explain Darwin's insights into the origin and nature of compassion.

* And UC Berkeley neuroscience and biological anthropology professor Terrence Deacon will talk about the evolution of human language.

The three speakers' presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion and an audience Q&A. Reception and book signing to follow the lecture.

Admission: $25. Seating is limited. Buy your tickets here.