Prof Steve Jones - Is Human Evolution Over?
When: Thursday 22 October at 7pm (preceded by light refreshments and the AGM to which all are welcome)
Where: THINKTANK Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham in Theatre - Level 2
Many people are convinced that somehow the human race is in decline - an idea which can be traced to the Ancient Greeks. In its modern form the notion is seen in evolutionary terms as bad genes taking over. I will argue that everything we know about human evolution (which is a lot) argues for the opposite: that at least in developed countries, and at least for the time being, human evolution has slowed down or stopped.
Professor Steve Jones is a leading geneticist and regarded by many as 'this century's Charles Darwin'.
This is a free event but booking is advisable at www.thinktank.ac/adult - just scroll down to find the event!