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Biologist Coyne to deliver lecture on evolution

Posted by University News Service

March 15, 2010

 

Jerry A. Coyne, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, will present an evening talk and book signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Alkek Library Teaching Theatre on the campus of Texas State University-San Marcos.

 

Coyne’s presentation is titled Why Evolution is True (and why many think that it’s not) and is based on his latest similarly-titled book.

 

Admission is free and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A book signing with light refreshments will take place following the lecture.

 

Coyne is an evolutionary biologist whose work focuses on understanding the origin of species. He has written more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject.

 

In addition, he is a regular contributor to The New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement, and other periodicals. He runs the popular Why Evolution is True blog, and is an internationally known defender of evolution and critic of creationism and intelligent design.

 

The book Why Evolution is True has received widespread praise for providing a clear explanation of evolution, while succinctly summarizing the facts supporting this revolutionary theory.

 

Coyne’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State.  Contact Noland Martin (512) 245-3317 for more information. For more information about Coyne and his book, please visit his blog: www.jerrycoyne.uchicago.edu.