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Evolution In Warp Drive: The Science of Star Trek
Starting: 06:45 PM
Come explore the possibility of humanoid or other forms of life on other planets with Mohamed Noor, a professor of biology at Duke University, editor-in-chief of the research journal Evolution, and lifelong Trekkie.D rawing on relevant scenes from the series, Noor presents evidence for the existence of a common ancestor for life on Earth, and clarifies misconceptions about evolutionary biology. He discusses the science of evolution and how we might use modern evolutionary approaches to understand the origins of extraterrestrial life if and when such life is found.
Noors book, Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds (Princeton University Press), is available for sale and signing.
Member $20, General Admission $30. For tickets and further information call 202-633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.