Described by Richard Dawkins as "the principal guru on evolutionary genetics in the world", Jerry Coyne is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, and a member of both the Committee on Genetics and the Committee on Evolutionary Biology.
Glasgow Skeptics is to host Jerry Coyne for a special event in November, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the publication of Darwin& 39;s On the Origin of Species.
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Evolution is one of the best-established scientific theories around, with mountains of evidence from a variety of fields supporting it. Despite that, many people throughout the world simply reject the tenets of modern Darwinism. In this talk, Jerry will summarize the variety of evidence for evolution - evidence so strong and multifarious that evolution has graduated from theory to fact - document the resistance to evolution in the US and throughout the world, and explore the reasons for this rejection. Those reasons touch not only on religion, but on the kind of social dysfunction that is associated with religiosity throughout the world.