Frontiers in Science - Lee Dugatkin

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Guest lecturer Lee Dugatkin, professor of biology at the University of Louisville, will be speaking on "The Evolution of Goodness" at our next Frontiers in Science talk.

In a world supposedly governed by ruthless survival of the fittest, why do we see acts of goodness in both animals and humans? This problem plagued Charles Darwin in the 1850s as he developed his theory of evolution through natural selection. Indeed, Darwin worried that the goodness he observed in nature could be the Achilles heel of his theory. Ever since then, scientists and other thinkers have engaged in a fierce debate about the origins of goodness that has dragged politics, philosophy, and religion into what remains a major question for evolutionary biology.

Dugatkin plans to delve even deeper into this topic, while asking and answering thought provoking questions as part of the Frontiers In Science series.

There will be a reception after the talk and time for visitors to chat with Dugatkin and each other.  



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  • Created By: Connor Creech
  • Created: 01/15/2015
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017


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