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Exploring the Meanings of Human Evolution: A Community Conversation

  • The Library Center auditorium 4653 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, MO, 65810 United States (map)

This is a part of the EXPLORING HUMAN ORIGINS traveling exhibition at the Library Center from May 9 - June 2.

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-9pm, Library Center auditorium, for adults.

How do scientific discoveries about human origins relate to peoples' personal understanding of the world and their place in it? Join Drs. Connie Bertka and Jim Miller, co-chairs of the Smithsonian Institution's Broader Social Impacts Committee, as they encourage a community conversation about human evolution that helps us to understand each other's perspectives, to identify areas of common interest or concern, and to explore the variety of ways human evolution connects to personal meaning. They will be joined by Drs. Rick Potts and Briana Pobiner from the Smithsonian's Human Origin Program. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a complimentary meal of soup and bread catered by the Mudhouse and sponsored by Friends of the Library; presentation starts at 7 pm. Registration starts April 25, call 882-0714