Michael Mewhinney / Karen Hanner
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
March 09, 2009
NASA Ames Sponsors Lecture on Darwin's Evolution Theory
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- In honor of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species," NASA Ames Research Center and the NASA Astrobiology Institute are sponsoring a public lecture series focusing on evolution.

This first lecture in the series will interpret Darwin's writing on the origin of life as it relates to his theory of evolution. It will also touch upon such topics as the spontaneous generation of life, medicine, science, germ theory disease, and the quest by NASA to understand the potential of the universe to harbor life beyond Earth.

Who: James Strick, associate professor, science historian and author in the Department of Earth and Environment at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

What: Free lecture about the evolution of science and technology, particularly as it contributes to the NASA mission.

When: Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Mountain View Center of the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, Calif.

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