DU Lecture: Darwin's Biology of Intelligent Design
Date of Event: September 17, 2009
Posted: September 4, 2009
Historian and philosopher Robert J. Richards, a University of Chicago professor, will present a lecture on “Darwin’s Biology of Intelligent Design” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Richards’ research is in history and philosophy of psychology and biology. He is the Morris Fishbein Professor of the History of Science and Medicine and professor in the departments of philosophy, history and psychology at the University of Chicago. Richards has authored a number of works including “Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior” and “The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought.”
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