Curator's Coffee -- Evolution
Biological evolution, or "organic evolution," has been defined as "change in the properties of populations of organisms that transcends the lifetime of a single individual." Evolution unites all the fields of biology under one theoretical umbrella; it applies to the past as well as the present. It is the accepted scientific explanation of the diversity of life on Earth, and the science of biology cannot be taught coherently without it. But what is the mechanism by which evolution occurs? What is the evidence? And, most importantly, what is a "scientific theory" and how is that different from a hunch or an idea? If you have always had questions about this topic, here is your opportunity to learn about it. The presentation will include some specific examples from the Museums's exhibits and collections.
Mike Sanchez has over 20 years of experience working for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and is currently the Naturalist Center and School Programs Educator. He has a degree in Physical and Biological Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.
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