SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Recent Discoveries in Human Evolution: A Tapas Approach

Date: 1/28/2008

Professor David DeGusta
Stanford University

A series of fossil and genetic discoveries over the past 20 years has enriched our understanding of the last 6 million years of human evolution. In this talk, I will review the major questions regarding human origins, the methods used to address those questions, and the current leading hypotheses about the beginnings of our species. Examples will be drawn from Stanford-led field projects in Ethiopia and Djibouti. The theory of evolution will be contrasted with the claim of intelligent design as an explanation for human origins. More information is available at

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