Darwin on the Palouse, a free event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought, is held annually in Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.
February 7, 2015 6:30 PM; University of Idaho Admin Auditorium. Speakers:
Dr. Karen James
Dr. James is a biologist at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine, where she combines DNA-based species identification (‘DNA barcoding’), with citizen science. Her PhD and postdoctoral research spanned genetics, evolutionary-developmental biology, and molecular systematics. She is a co-founder and director of The HMS Beagle Project, a UK charity that aims to rebuild the HMS Beagle and retrace the historic Voyage of the Beagle.
Steve Olson is the author of Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins, which was one of five finalists for the 2002 nonfiction National Book Award and received the Science-in-Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. His writing covers many topics, including human origins, evolution, and climate change. His broad body of work includes popular science articles in Smithsonian, Science, Scientific American, Wired, The Washington Post, Slate, and Astronomy.