[CT Birds] Darwin Day Dinner Celebration - Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stephen Broker ls.broker at cox.net
Wed Jan 14 08:54:50 EST 2015

As the attached flyer states, “Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held around Charles Darwin’s February 12th birthday, celebrating the discoveries and life of the man, and expressing gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.”

A group of sponsors including Connecticut Audubon Society is holding its 7th Annual Darwin Day Dinner Celebration on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, Norwalk, Connecticut.  The price of full course dinner is $65 per person, discounted to $60 if received by January 31.  In the event that the attached link cannot be opened, one should contact John at (646)221-9134 or jlevin at tfm-llc.com <mailto:jlevin at tfm-llc.com>.

The event features a talk, “Aesthetic Evolution by Mate Choice:  Darwin’s Really Dangerous Idea”, by Richard O. Prum, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale University and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.  Those of us who had the good fortune to attend Rick’s course, “The Evolution of Beauty”, at Yale this past fall semester, know that his Darwin Day talk will be highly insightful, thought-provoking, and humorous.  Not surprisingly, birds figure prominently in Rick’s presentations.

Steve Broker

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