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Origins: Order vs. Chaos with Janet Browne

Tue. Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, for a journey inside Charles Darwin’s origin of the Species at Colby College.

During this lecture, Browne will show why Origin of the Species can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published. An immediate and influential sensation in 1859, the book sold its first print run in one day and profoundly shocked Victorian readers with its description of evolution through natural selection. Janet Browne, widely acclaimed as “Darwin’s biographer,” explains Darwin’s readings as a university student, his five year voyage on the Beagle, his experiments in his home and garden, his correspondence and debates with other naturalists, and his urgency to publish his theory of evolution.

 

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Date:
Tue. Nov 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Colby College
Phone:
207-859-4000
Website:
www.colby.edu

Venue

Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Phone:
207-859-4000