When:
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/improbable-destinies-fate-chance-and-future-evolution

Nature abounds with instances of convergence: structures or adaptations that have evolved independently multiple times. But evolutionary biologists, most notably Harvard’s Stephen Jay Gould, also point out examples of contingency, cases where the tiniest change—a random mutation or an ancient butterfly sneeze—caused evolution to take a different course. What role does each force play in the natural world? Are today’s plants, animals, and humans inevitabilities or evolutionary flukes? Jonathan Losos will discuss these questions and more as he presents content from his new book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution.

Free and open to the public. Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History. Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

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