Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Passion of the Cosmos

Here we are, a mere 9 days from the kick-off to the Cambridge Science Festival!

Have you booked your tickets? Have you checked to see who else is coming?

Beware! Some details in the print program have been updated.

And now... hear about today's CSF event highlight from organizer, Andrew:

The Passion of the Cosmos: 
Scientists on Evolution, Cosmology, and Religion: Open Forum
Sunday, April 21, 2:00pm-3:45pm

The Monastery of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, 980 Memorial Dr., Cambridge

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wallace Day

We're now just 10 days away from the start of the Cambridge Science Festival!

Have you made your plans?  Check out our Event Index for a quick scan of all events.

And our event of the day...

A real-life Indiana Jones and co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection?
Come learn more about the life of Alfred Russel Wallace at Wallace Day at the Harvard Museum of Natural History!
By Morgan Corner

We all know about the infamous theory of evolution by natural selection by the esteemed Charles Darwin, but who is Alfred Russel Wallace? How did he contribute to the history of evolution? Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), who is considered the father of evolutionary biogeography, contributed to numerous subjects during the 19th century. In addition to co-discovering the process of evolution by natural selection with Darwin in 1858, Wallace was a famous English naturalist, geographer, anthropologist, travel writer, collector, explorer and spiritualist! Wallace explored numerous regions, including the Amazon and Indonesian areas. He even managed to explore the Rio Negro farther than anyone else had yet! His adventurous explorations in foreign, indigenous regions earned him the nickname of a real-life “Indiana Jones”.