Cafe Science Dundee: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EVOLUTION

Booth, D. (Speaker)

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Description

Have you ever wondered what makes us human? How did we evolve from our ape ancestors to become the planet’s dominant species? Genetically we are very much a Great Ape, but much has happened in the 7 to 10 million years since we diverged from our chimp cousins.


Join Dr David Booth from the University of Dundee as he discusses the genes that make us human and the forces that have shaped our evolution. David, who has had his genome scanned, will share what he has learned about his genes and how his background in evolutionary biology has helped him understand the hidden story of his DNA.

This discussion will explore the how’s and where’s of evolution, and why some people are choosing to deny the evidence before them.
Period12 Jun 2017
Degree of RecognitionLocal