Evolution: Evidence For and Against

Date: Friday February 23, 2007 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall

Speaker: John Buschek

Topic: Evolution: Evidence For and Against

Synopsis:

In Evolution: Evidence For and Against we’ll start by exploring the biological evidence for evolution with emphasis on neo-Darwinism. We’ll follow this by examining the various forms of Creationism that are found in North America, and we’ll look at the major arguments against evolution. We’ll end with a brief look into the future with some speculations on how technology may force significant change in the evolution/creationism debate.

Speaker’s Profile:

John Buschek received a BSc. in chemistry from Syracuse University and a Ph.D., again in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked as a research chemist for E.I. DuPont, been a visiting scientist at the Hahn-Meitner and Max Planck Institutes in Germany, and was for several years an adjudicator on the Environmental Appeal Board of Ontario. He has been teaching at Carleton for the last fifteen years, and he is presently co-chair of the Technology, Society, Environment Studies Program.