Lessons of the Galápagos
Gregory Radick (University of Leeds) will reflect on Darwin's reasoning on the plant and animal life he found on the Galápagos Islands. This will then be followed by a critical examination of two vastly divergent positions of those who find fault with the "supernatural-expunging" form of the argument - these hark from the Intelligent Design (Paul Nelson) and Evolutionary Biology (Elliott Sober) perspectives. Radick then considers Charles Lyell's incredible influence on Darwin, and how this lead Darwin to produce a very Lyell-specific argument with respect to the Galápagos denizens.
This lecture is one in an ongoing series. It will be held at Noon, Room 224, Social Sciences Research Building, The University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St.
For further information contact Beth Calderon (firstname.lastname@example.org)