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Course Description

It has been over 150 years since Darwin published his revolutionary theory of natural selection and gradual species transformation. Yet "Darwinism" remains a much debated hypothesis. Fossil finds, biochemical evidence, computer-simulated programs, court cases, and intellectual debates have muddied the waters of total acceptance of Darwin's theories. In this eight-week lecture/discussion course, we will delve into controversial topics: Darwin's theories, punctuated equilibrium, symbiosis, creationism, intelligent design, epigenetics. Join us for an open-minded approach to evaluating these theories. For instance, is there enough fossil evidence to believe wholeheartedly in incremental change as a mechanism for species development? More importantly, how much evidence does one need to accept or reject any theory? We will examine the strengths and weaknesses of each theory. My hope is that each one of us will expand our knowledge and critical-thinking skills. | Facilitated discussion
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Section Title
Evolution Revisited
Type
Classroom
Days
W
Time
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Jan 15, 2020 to Mar 18, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Tuition non-credit $90.00
Instructors
Section Notes
Recommended text:
• Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species (9781593080778).