DSU Presents an Evening with Charles Darwin
The Dakota State University College of Arts and Sciences presents "An Evening with Charles Darwin" Thursday, February 12 at 7:00pm in the Habeger Science Center on the campus of DSU. The event is one of hundreds around the world to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.
Darwin developed a theory of evolution by natural selection that was controversial when introduced and remains so today. Darwin will be portrayed by DSU biology professor Dale Droge. Droge will discuss Darwin's life, the times he lived in, and his scientific contributions.
"Darwin did not set out to challenge the scientific orthodoxy of creation," says Droge. "He was compelled to develop his theory that organisms evolve from common ancestors through natural selection by the evidence he observed." Droge says Darwin's theory forever changed how humans view themselves and their place in nature.
The presentation is open to the public.