Institute for the science of origins

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From the expanding universe to the developing mind, from emerging life to advancing medicine, the Institute for the Science of Origins at Case Western Reserve University is the scientific source for everything evolutionary. upcoming events»

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One thing that unites human beings is that we all had the same beginning. A primary goal of the Institute for the Science of Origins is to uncover exactly what that beginning might have been.

The institute organizes and sponsors events at the university, as well as with its partners, that engage the community in a discussion about origins topics. While many of these events are intended for academic audiences, everyone is invited to join the celebration.

Beginning in Fall 2008, Case Western Reserve University and the institute have participated in various Darwin Celebrations—inspired by the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his seminal work On the Origin of Species.

Check out Darwin Celebration 2010 schedule for event details and additional information.

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About the Darwin Celebrations»

Beginning in the Fall of 2008, departments from across the university began sponsoring events and programs celebrating the life of Charles Darwin, his work and the diverse ways in which evolutionary theory continues to influence research and thought in biology and other fields. Some of these events will be intended primarily for an academic audience and others will be intended for the general public. On an ongoing basis, prominent individuals who have contributed significantly to the progress and popularization of evolutionary science will visit Case Western Reserve to deliver lectures, and participate in discussion groups or workshops to continue the celebration. Charles Darwin was born in 1809 (February 12, same day as Abraham Lincoln), making 2009 the 200th anniversary of his birth, and the 150th anniversary (November 24, 1859) of his enormously influential book, "On the Origin of Species".

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