Adult Forum presents “The Darwinian Revolution”

When

01/05/20    
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Where

Barton Parlor, Red River Unitarian Universlists
515 N. Burnett Ave, Denison, TX, 75020

Event Type

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A Great Courses Series
Now through March 2020

Published 160 years ago, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species—the text that introduced the world to natural selection—is among a handful of books that have changed the world.

Born amid a ferment of speculation about evolution- ary scenarios in the early 19th century; vilified and later pronounced dead at the turn of the 20th cen- tury; and spectacularly confirmed by discovery af- ter discovery in succeeding decades—natural selec- tion ranks with the theories of Copernicus and New- ton for its iconic stature in science.

But the route to that status has been surprisingly cir- cuitous and uncertain. Darwin’s profoundly revolu- tionary message has often been misunderstood, and so have his own views on evolution, the intellectual background that led to them, and the turbulent his- tory of their reception

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