Darwin Day at NDSU 2014
“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”
-Charles Darwin, “Origin of Species” 1859
Join us for a week long celebration of Darwin, his work and Science.
February 12, Wednesday*
February 13, Thursday
February 15, Saturday
Fargo Public Library, 7 pm
Dr. Allan Ashworth, Dept. GeoSciences
Herp Zoo and Frog Call Lounge
Stevens Hall 107, noon-2
Darwins Cabinet of Curiosities
Fargo Public Library, 1-3 pm
Hall of Biodiversity
Memorial Union, noon-430
Movie - "TBA"
Memorial Union, 1230
Memorial Union, 2:30
"Darwinian Agriculture: Evolutionary
Tradeoffs as Opportunities"
Memorial Union, 3-4
Dr. R. Ford Denison, U. Minnesota
* Feb 11, Tuesday
"Intelligent Design is Irredeemable Duplicity",
Dr. Gerald Fauske, Memorial Union, noon
We are pleased to have Dr. R. Ford Denison from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota as our keynote speaker this year. From 1993-2002, he taught crop ecology at the University of California, Davis. The author of the book, “Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture ,” Denison says both biotechnology and traditional plant breeding can use Darwinian concepts in crop genetic improvement. He suggests new research ideas can be gathered from natural selection's innovations in wild species.