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      March 3, 2020

      Tuesday   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

      24 Oxford Street
      Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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      Who Discovered Evolution?

      Free Public Lecture
      William Friedman, Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University

      Charles Darwin is commonly cited as the person who “discovered” evolution. But, the historical record shows that roughly seventy different individuals published work on the topic of evolution between 1748 and 1859, the year that Darwin published On the Origin of Species. These early thinkers, now almost entirely forgotten, included biologists, geologists, horticulturists, physicians, clergymen, atheists, philosophers, teachers, and poets. William Friedman will discuss the ideas of these pre-Darwinian evolutionists, place Darwin in a broader historical context, and examine the nature of scientific discovery and attribution.

      Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

      Evolution Matters Lecture Series

      Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

      Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Museums & Attractions | Science

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