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Richard Milner, author "Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z"

Fresno Art Museum

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Richard Milner, author "Darwin's Universe: Evolution...

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Wednesday, August 19 
Speaker, RICHARD MILNER
Associate in Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, Contributing Editor of Natural History magazine and author of the just-released "Darwin's Universe"
Discussion of his new book, "Darwin's Universe"
8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST (1 hour call + Q&A)

Wednesday, August 19, at 8pm eastern time, we will have a live phone-based discussion with Richard Milner about his new book, "Darwin's Universe." Hosted by The Reading Odyssey and the Darwin Facebook project. Sponsors include Citrix Online and HiDefConferencing.

Milner will help to set context for our 150th Anniversary Lecture Series to begin in September by talking broadly about Darwin, evolution and Milner's new book which catalogs the scientific, cultural, political impact of the theory of evolution. Milner shares with the Reading Odyssey community the idea that we have a lot to learn from the great thinkers, great books and ideas of the past - and that we can "talk" to those thinkers and learn from them. As Milner says in his introduction, there is a lot of value to creating a conversation with Darwin. "Despite our conviction that present scientific knowledge surpasses anything known a century ago, we can still learn a great deal by 'talking over' the great questions of evolution and science with Darwin and his friends."


Richard Milner
Associate in Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, Contributing Editor of Natural History magazine and author of the just-released "Darwin's Universe"

Richard Milner is an Associate in Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, contributing editor at Natural History magazine, and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Author of three award-winning books on evolution, he has published articles in Scientific American and other science magazines and has been featured on the History, Discovery, and Animal Planet channels, as well as on BBC Two and Nova. Milner has performed his one-man musical Charles Darwin: Live & In Concert in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and in Darwin's beloved Galápagos Islands.


Note: I also encourage you to sign-up for our four-part 150th Anniversary Lecture Series this fall - lectures from prominent scientists celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species"
Lecture 1: http://darwinlecture1.eventbrite.com

Lecture 2: http://darwinlecture2.eventbrite.com
Lecture 3: http://darwinlecture3.eventbrite.com
Lecture 4: http://darwinlecture4.eventbrite.com 

Or join the reading group facilitated by Harvard PhD, Stephanie Atikipis, who has won teaching awards for teaching Darwin to nonscience majors at Harvard.
Reading group: http://darwin2009-1.eventbrite.com

To keep informed of the lecture series and other events, sign up for the Reading Odyssey newsletter here:
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


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Fresno Art Museum

The Fresno Art Museum is located in the heart of Fresno, near the intersection of Clinton and First Streets, next to Radio Park. 
 
Exhibitions include contemporary and modern art and photography and ethnographic and cultural exhibitions which reflect and celebrate the diverse population of the San Joaquin Valley. The Museum is also home to very large and impressive collection of Pre-Columbian artworks from Mexico and what is now modern-day Peru. It is the only museum in Fresno accredited by the Americian Alliance of Museums.
 
In addition to thought-provoking and exciting exhibitions, the Fresno Art Museum provides the region's 1.6 million residents with a forum for contemporary and modern issues as they relate to art and culture, films, concerts, lectures, docent tours, and symposia to enlighten, educate, and entertain its visitors.
 
Over 14,000 people from across the Valley and around the world visit the Museum each year.
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