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NAME

TITLE

DATE

1st Darwin Festival, 1980

 

Engelke, John L.

From the big bang to Timbuktu

2/11/80

Newton, David E.

The Galapagos Islands: nature's living laboratory

2/11/80

Wolfe, Wroe

An alternative to sea floor spreading

2/11/80

Bartz, Stephen

Sociobiology

2/12/80

Elia, Richard L.

Darwin's impact on religion and society

2/12/80

Keville, Richard P.

The Darwins: the genetics of genius

2/12/80

Bodenstein, Nancy

America in the sixties

2/13/80

Cavallaro, Mary C.

The scientist's world view in the 19th Century

2/13/80

Gibbons, Michael F. 

The evolution of speech and language

2/13/80

Miller, Mary Emily

From Cook to Darwin

2/13/80

Matthews, Eileen G.

The origin of man

2/14/80

Case, Susan M.

Just how different are we from the apes?

2/15/80

Margulis, Lynn

Evolution of cells

2/15/80

Panel Discussion

Nature vs. nurture

2/15/80

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1981

Engelke, John L.

In the beginning…

2/9/81

Maloney, Joan M.

The world of Darwin: the 1850's

2/9/81

Miyata, Kenneth I.

A naturalist's year

2/9/81

Case, Susan M.

Molecules and man - new approaches to the study of life

2/10/81

DeMaria, Alfred

Man and disease in evolution

2/10/81

Gould, Stephen Jay

The fact of evolution and its current critics

2/10/81

Cole, E. James, Jr.

Adaptation in wetland plants

2/11/81

Elia, Richard L.

Effects of Darwinism on religion, 1860-1920.

2/11/81

Schildkraut, Ira

The current revolution in biology: recombinant DNA

2/11/81

Kirchner, J. Cameron

Creation versus evolution: an issue resolved?

2/12/81

Panel Discussion

The moral, ethical, and legal issues generated by the movie: "Babymakers"

2/12/81

Deacon, Terrence W.

Evolution of the brain

2/13/81

LeClair, Edward J.

Punishment: the evolution of social control

2/13/81

Schildkraut, Deborah S.

Comparisons of social behavior between humans and the great apes

2/13/81

Weinstein, Marcia L.

Neuropsychological approach to math disabilities

2/13/81

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1982

Margulis, Lynn

Early life

2/1/82

Elia, Richard L.

The impact of Darwinism on literature and society in the Victorian age

2/8/82

Martin, Geoffrey J.

Darwin and American geographic thought

2/8/82

Mayr, Ernst

In what points do evolutionists of today disagree with Darwin?

2/8/82

Johanson, Donald C.

Lucy: 3.5 million year old woman shakes up man's family tree

2/9/82

Steele, John

Modern physics and eastern mysticism

2/9/82

Flibbert, Joseph T.

Pre-Darwinian America: the search for an alternative synthesis

2/10/82

Gibbons, Michael F.

Evolution of the Hominid brain and the origins of speech 

2/10/82

McLain, Minor

The Neanderthal people in fiction and history

2/10/82

Wright, Richard

Creation and evolution: a reasonable alternative

2/10/82

Markunas, Patricia V.

Choosing your baby's gender: some psychological and ethical implications

2/11/82

Mendelsohn, Jack

Creationism versus evolutionism

2/11/82

Sak, Matthew F.

Of clocks and signals: evolution of control molecules

2/11/82

Wilkes, Garrison

Genetics and plant breeding

2/11/82

Filler, Aaron

Bipedal apes before the dawn of man

2/12/82

Meagher, Edward D.

Evolutionary ethics

2/12/82

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1983

Paine, Clair

Changing and unchanging genes

2/14/83

Provine, William B.

Mechanism, design and ethics: the unfinished Darwinian revolution

2/14/83

Robbins, Sarah

The Galapagos Islands: challenge in preservation of a fragile environment

2/14/83

Abell, Paul

Our algal ancestors

2/15/83

Lewontin Richard C.

Gene, organism, and environment

2/15/83

Reynolds, Thomas

Freud's psychoanalytic theory: its roots in evolutionary biology

2/15/83

Glick, Thomas F.

Evolutionism in Catholic countries

2/16/83

MacIver, Kenneth A.

Darwin and the genesis of totalitarianism

2/16/83

Mendelsohn, Jack

Science, identity, choice, and community

2/16/83

Barker, Elizabeth J.

What made Lady Brewster faint?

2/17/83

DeMaria, Alfred, 

Evolving diseases: new pathogens or old enemies?

2/17/83

Hall, Barry G.

Evolution on a Petri dish

2/17/83

Futuyma Douglas J.

Creationism: fantasy or fallacy?

2/18/83

Grassle, J. Frederick

The biology of hydrothermal vents on the deep sea floor 

2/18/83

Kohn, David

From Beagle to Origin: new light on Charles Darwin's intellectual voyage

2/18/83

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1984

DePalma, Philip A.

Coming to grips with Darwin

2/13/84

Grady, Charles Wesley

The zygotic imperative: overcoming the split between science and religion

2/13/84

Novitsky, Thomas J.

Serendipity and the horseshoe crab

2/13/84

Margulis Lynn

Cells as microbial communities

2/14/84

Saunders, Judith P.

Darwinism misplaced

2/14/84

Wiersma, Geertje Else

Modern pair bonding: survival of the fittest?

2/14/84

Fisher, Helen E

The sex contract, the evolution of human behavior

2/15/84

Salzman, George

The web of life: an anarchist physicist's perspective

2/15/84

Sharp, Rosemary

The mother-daughter relationship in evolutionary perspective

2/15/84

Davis, Bernard D.

Molecular genetics & the foundations of evolution

2/16/84

Grimes, John R.

Technological fitness and the archaeological record

2/16/84

Kohn, Terry A.

"Your affectionate father, C. Darwin" 

2/16/84

Barker, Elizabeth J.

Darwin and the paradox of Adam's dominion

2/17/84

Stribakos, Chris

Darwin, Spencer and social Darwinism

2/17/84

Wilson, Allan C.

Molecular evolution, organismal evolution and the brain

2/17/84

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1985

Camp, Russell R.

God did it-but how?

2/19/85

Kunz, Thomas H.

What have we learned from bats? an ecological - behavioral perspective

2/19/85

Gibbons, Michael F.

Evolution of the Hominid brain and the origins of speech

2/20/85

Jannasch, Holger W.

Adaptations to life at deep sea hydrothermal vents

2/20/85

Strong, Douglas Morgan

Homosexuality: the evolution of acceptance

2/20/85

Cullen, James L.

Using micropaleontologic data to understand climatic and oceanographic changes

2/21/85

Wilson, E.O.

The evolution of insect societies

2/21/85

Dexter-Dyer, Betsey

Gaian gold deposits

2/22/85

Margulis, Lynn

Cells as microbial communities

2/22/85

Matthews, Clifford N.

Cosmochemistry and the origin of life

2/22/85

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1986

Dinarello, Charles A.

Interleukin-1: an immunomodulator before its time

2/18/86

Skehan, James W.

Theological basis for a Judeo-Christian position on creationism

2/18/86

Smith, Charles Kay

Darwin's linguistic choices: the scientific consequences

2/18/86

DeMaria, Alfred

AIDS: the evolution of a virus in man

2/19/86

Maher, Timothy J.

Nutrition and the brain: are you what you eat?

2/19/86

Green, Paul A. Jr.

Darwin revisited: evolutionary ideology in modern society

2/20/86

Killingbeck, Keith T.

Evolved obsolescence in plants: can it really pay to die?

2/20/86

Pier, Gerald B.

Antigenic evolution in pathogenic bacteria

2/20/86

Lycette, Ronald L.

The organic world of Henry David Thoreau

2/21/86

Martin, Debra, L.

Disease in prehistory: evolutionary trends recorded in bone

2/21/86

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1987

Bedard, Gerald

Darwin, the roots of Marxist philosophy

2/17/87

Gibbons, Michael F.

Speech and brains: the experimental evidence

2/17/87

Kunches, Laureen

AIDS in the future: the evolving epidemiologic picture

2/17/87

Gould, James L.

The evolution of honey bee language

2/18/87

Herrnstein, Richard J.

Individual differences

2/18/87

Mendelsohn, Everett

Charles Darwin confronts the origin of life and flinches

2/18/87

Steadman, David W.

On the shoulders of giants (also the video from Smithsonian World)

2/18/87

Kent, Donald M.

Evolutionary ecology

2/19/87

Schilt, F. Steve

Finding (or losing) your way among the continents…how motions of the earth's plates…

2/19/87

Wilkes, Garrison

Gene banking for crop plants: now and in the future

2/19/87

Levine, George

From natural theology to natural selection

2/20/87

Margulis, Lynn

Evolution and the earth's surface: Darwin and the Gaia hypothesis

2/20/87

Reilly, Philip R.

The new eugenics: reflections on the use of genetic data

2/20/87

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1988

Skinner, B.F.

Selection by consequences

2/8/88

Cullen, James L.

Cyclic variability in the tropical ocean

2/9/88

Rich, Peter

Evolution via redox chemistry

2/9/88

Beaudoin, Richard L.

Adaptation and evolution in a specialized environment

2/10/88

Deblinger, Robert

Lyme disease: ecology of deer, mice and ticks

2/10/88

Miller, Lynn

The revolution in human genetics: promises, promises

2/10/88

Beaulieu, John D.

AIDS: overview and update

2/11/88

Raup, David M.

Causes and consequences of mass extinction

2/11/88

duMoulin, Gary

Waterborne mycobacteria: an increasing threat to health

2/12/88

Early, Greg

Should whales have feet? understanding marine mammal strandings

2/12/88

Guild, Braydon C.

Prospects for human somatic gene therapy

2/12/88

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1989

Gajdusek, D. Carleton

Isolation (geographic, genetic, cultural) and human disease

2/13/89

Hall, Barry G.

Do bacteria direct their own evolution?

2/13/89

Kunches, Laureen

AIDS: current studies

2/13/89

Buchsbaum, Robert

Chemical defenses of marine plants against geese and other consumers

2/14/89

Panel Discussion

Strange weather and our national security

2/14/89

Papagiannis, Michael D.

Bioastronomy: the search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence

2/15/89

Schultes, Richard Evans

The magico-religious role of hallucinogens in American Indian cultures

2/15/89

Pilbeam, David R.

Human evolution

2/16/89

Reilly, Philip R.

DNA forensics: the promise and the peril

2/16/89

Baum, William M.

Mind and behavior in evolutionary theory

2/17/89

Margulis, Lynn

Evolution of cell motility

2/17/89

Provine, William B.

Progress in evolution and the meaning of life

2/17/89

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