On Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm, Dr. Kevin Padian will explore the question, ‘How did dinosaurs grow, and how do we know?’ As usual the talk will run from 7—8pm in the Berkeley City College basement auditorium and include time for questions. The reception will begin at 6:30pm with light refreshments and Dr. Padian will be around to meet and talk to people before the lecture begins so please come have a cup of coffee and speak to Dr. Padian about all of your evolution and archeology queries. View the flyer here.
Kevin Padian has been a professor of evolutionary biology and a curator in paleontology at Berkeley for over 30 years. He is interested in how big changes get started in evolution, and in the history of thought about biology and evolution. A lot of his focus is on the age of dinosaurs, how dinosaurs evolved into birds, and how major adaptations such as flight evolve. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 100 scientific articles, 100 popular articles, and seven books. For 16 years he was President of the National Center for Science Education, the pre-eminent organization that explains evolution and the nature of science to the public. In 2005 he was an expert witness in the Dover, Pennsylvania “Intelligent Design” trial. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the California Academy of Sciences; he was the recipient of the Carl Sagan Award for the Popularization of Science and was named Western Evolutionay Biologist of the Year in 2009.
The Science Seminar Series invites distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields. These talks are presented in conjunction with the Berkeley City College Science Club and sponsored in part by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. All of the seminars are open to the public and have covered topics such as stem cell research potential and policy, the neuroscience of consciousness, energy policy and models of climate change.
Please visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage (http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/science/seminars) for more information.
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