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Talk on evolutionary biology

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Biology and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will host a public talk on evolutionary biology Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium.

Jonathan Losos, professor of biology at Harvard University, will discuss the role of chance and repeatability in evolution. We tend to think of ourselves as the pinnacle and end-result of eons of evolution. But was natural selection destined to produce us? If events had transpired differently in the past, would humans—or something like us—necessarily have evolved? And what about life on other Earth-like planets? Join the biology department and natural history museum for an examination of how repeatable and predictable evolution is, and what it says about ourselves and our place in the cosmos.

A limited number of free tickets are available for CWRU students; tickets can be picked up through Sept. 13 in the biology department office (DeGrace Hall, Room 312).

Admission is $10 for Cleveland Natural History Museum members and $12 for others.

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