[Taxacom] Darwin Symposium at the Field Museum (Nov. 3)

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Wed Oct 3 11:33:41 CDT 2007

Ah ... it will include the origin of man. Does that mean that the Field
Museum will acknowledge and inform the public about the orangutan theory
of human origins or will it suppress it like all other museums in
partisan favor of the chimpanzee theory (and in conformity with Darwin's

John Grehan

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> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Margaret K. Thayer
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> Subject: [Taxacom] Darwin Symposium at the Field Museum (Nov. 3)
> (With apologies for cross-posting)
> The Field Museum will host a one-day symposium on Darwin and his
> Theory of Evolution. The symposium celebrates the temporary exhibit
> on Darwin, his life and his science, currently on display at the
> Museum (through Jan. 1, 2008). World-class experts from the United
> States and Great Britain will explore Darwin's place in the history
> of biology, the philosophical dimensions of Darwin's theory of
> evolution, evolutionary innovation in the plant and animal kingdoms,
> microevolutionary processes in lizards and birds (Darwin's finches),
> problems of co-evolution, the evolution of the HIV virus, and the
> origin of man.
> Saturday, November 3, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM.
> James Simpson Theatre, West Entrance, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake
> Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
> The full program is available at:
> http://www.fieldmuseum.org/CalendarSystem/program_item.asp?ID=1652
> or http://preview.tinyurl.com/29xn3s  or http://tinyurl.com/29xn3s
> For more information call (312) 665-7621  (not the poster of this
> message - I have no further information)
> Margaret K. Thayer, Ph.D.               mthayer at fieldmuseum.org
> Associate Curator, Zoology and Head, Division of Insects
> Field Museum of Natural History          FMNH personal web
> page:   http://tinyurl.com/4g4zz
> 1400 South Lake Shore Drive             FMNH:
> Chicago IL 60605-2496, USA              Beetle Tree of Life project:
> PHONE: +1-312-665-7741 (direct)
> http://insects.oeb.harvard.edu/ATOL/index.htm
> FAX: +1-312-665-7754
> Austral Staphylinidae project, including Staphyliniformia databases:
>          http://www.fieldmuseum.org/peet_staph/
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