Darwin Day 2014: The major transitions in evolution: From the origin of life to the emergence of language
Speakers: Stefan Bengtson, Terrence W. Deacon, William F. Martin, Adam Rutherford, Nathan Sanders and Eörs Szathmáry
Welcome to Darwin Day 2014! This event is for everybody interested in science. All are welcome. World leading scientists are invited to speak on: THE MAJOR TRANSITIONS IN EVOLUTION: FROM THE ORIGIN OF LIFE TO THE EMERGENCE OF LANGUAGE
Nils Chr. Stenseth, Chair, CEES
10.20-11.05: 4 billion years of creation
Adam Rutherford (homepage)
11.05-11.50: Hydrothermal vents and the origin of life
William F. Martin (homepage)
11.50-12.35*: Origins of multicellularity: clues from the fossil record
Stefan Bengtson (homepage)
13.15-14.00: The rise (and fall?) of Darwin's special problems: the causes and consequences of ant dominance in a changing world
Nathan Sanders (homepage)
14.00-14.45: Bayes, Hebb and Darwin: toward a truly Darwinian view of the brain
Eörs Szathmáry (homepage)
14.45-15.30: How language evolution exemplifies the interplay of emergence and natural selection
Terrence W. Deacon (homepage)
* Ingunn H. Thorseth (homepage) should have given the lecture "Recording the history of modern and ancient life in hydrothermal iron deposits", but had to cancel. Stefan Bengtson from Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Sweden, will replace her with the lecture: 'Origins of multicellularity: clues from the fossil record'.
Open for all. No registration. The event will be held in English.
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