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Exploring Darwin Conference

November 7, 2017 @ 9:35 am - November 8, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

EXPLORING DARWIN is a conference on how Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection applies to a wide variety of natural and social sciences.  Exploring Darwin will take place on Tues-Wed, November 7-8, 2017. Talks are at 9:35, 11:10, 12:45 and 2:20 in the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College. This event is open to the Public.  Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes or provide extra credit assignments for attending students.  Sign-in sheets will keep track of attending students.

Tuesday, November 7th

9:35      PASCAL GAGNEUX, Associate Professor of Pathology; Associate Director, Division of Comparative Pathology and Medicine; Associate Director of CARTA, UCSD

             Anthropogeny: the Study of the Origin of Humans

11:10     ERIN RILEY Professor, San Diego State University

             Living with Others: Exploring the Human-Primate Interface in Indonesia and Florida

12:45     NAOMI LOWE, Adjunct Professor, Palomar College

             Short and Long Term Mating strategies: Possible Sexually Selected Niches Resulting in the Introversion-Extroversion Continuum

2:20       MARY ELLEN BROOKS, Adjunct Professor, Palomar College

               Survival of the Wisest: Jonas Salk’s Outlook on Future Human Evolution

Wednesday, November 8th

9:35       NANCY CAINE, Professor, California State University, San Marcos. Secretary General, International Primatological Society

             Snakes! The Evolution of Snake Detection and Avoidance

11:10     JENNIFER PARKINSON, Assistant Professor, University of San Diego

             Diet and Evolution in our Earliest Human Ancestors: the Impact of Meat Eating on Hominin Evolution

12:45      CASEY ROULETTE, Assistant Professor, San Diego State University

             Plant Neurotoxins, Patterns of Use, and Parasites among Aka Foragers of the Congo Basin

2:20       SARA BECK, Adjunct Professor, Palomar College

             Birds and the Evolution of Dinosaurs


November 7, 2017 @ 9:35 am
November 8, 2017 @ 3:45 pm
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Brubeck Theatre
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA United States
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