Darwin Day 2008


click for full-zise image
What is life? Where did it come from and where can it be found? How can lifeforms unlike our own be identified? These questions stretch our imaginations and force us to think about ideas in new ways. The value of understanding how life evolved on earth lays in the insights this information provides about current life-forms. Knowing how life has changed and influenced the environment on Earth can help us develop appropriate responses to the challenges we face today. The fossil record can tell us much about ancient life, but we can also learn a great deal by investigating the molecular and biochemical record of the past in living organisms. The common pathways and processes shared by organisms, as well as the anomalies, can provide information about the evolutionary pathways taken by life on Earth. This day-long program is open to the public and will be held at the Sigma Xi Headquarters in Research Triangle. Space is limited so register early!
[ more ]