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Darwin's Legacy: Scientific Breakthrough or Breakdown?

charleswrightmuseum.jpgOn Thursday, October 28 the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will host a panel discussion exploring the impact of Darwin's theory on eugenics and scientific racism: Darwin's Legacy: Scientific Breakthrough or Breakdown? Currently the museum is exhibiting LUCY: The Story of Human Origins, which explores the use of anthropologic findings and fossil casts, and The Genographic Project Exhibition that explores the use of genetic/DNA scientific techniques in understanding the origins of humankind.
The Wright Museum describes itself as the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. So, because the exhibit pays homage to Darwinian evolution, it shouldn't be surprising that they would want to also look at the impact Darwin's theory has had over the years.

According to the Museum's website:

Four scholars with four distinct perspectives debate the link between scientific racism throughout history and the advancement of Darwinian evolution. Speakers include author, Discovery Institute senior fellow and Intelligent Design proponent, Dr. John West; in defense of Darwinian evolution from a biological perspective, Dr. Morris Goodman, distinguished professor with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine; Dr. Damon Salesa, author and associate professor in the History Department, the Program in American Culture, and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at the University of Michigan; and from a Biblical creation perspective, Dr. Jerry Bergman, professor of physics, biology and chemistry at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio.

$8 for members / $10 for nonmembers. The museum's exhibitions will be open until 7 pm to allow event attendees to explore beforehand (museum admission is included in ticket price). Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/131800.

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