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April 17, 2006

Event - Distinguished Speaker: Richard Lewontin

Wednesday, April 19
Gene, organism and environment

Richard C. Lewontin, Harvard University
Distinguished Speaker Series
7 pm, Chemistry 1800, 830 N. University Ave.
Reception following in Chemistry atrium

Biologists often speak of genes as “determining” organisms and of the evolution of organisms as “adaptation” of organisms to a fixed external environment. The talk will show how these oversimplifications mask the true relationship among genes, organisms and environments.

You can view Dr. Lewontin's biography or a list of selected scientific articles on the Explore Evolution website.

Posted at April 17, 2006 12:28 PM