Prof Nathaniel Comfort will be giving a lecture at the One Day University on ‘What Darwin Got Right, What Darwin Got Wrong’.
Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species presented one of the most important ideas in the history of human thought. Darwin’s impact over the last 150 years cannot be overstated: his ideas have provided the central organizing core for modern evolutionary science. But DNA had not been discovered, and therefore Darwin could not have foreseen the complexities of modern genetics. He did not understand that certain situations that occur in nature could confer advantages upon organisms that worked as a group instead of as selfish individuals. This fascinating class will bring us up to date on Darwin’s remarkable theory which has survived a century and a half of rigorous scientific skepticism and scrutiny.
The lecture is on 14 September 2014 at the Philadelphia Marriott, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.