Darwin Day Lecture 2014: How to make a human
It’s the closest we ever come, as humans, to a transformation as profound as that from a caterpillar into a butterfly. In the first two months of our existence, each of us changed from a single egg to a flat disc, to a hollow tube, to a little creature with stumpy arms and legs, to something that looked recognisably human. And in the course of that embryological development, there were echoes of earlier stages of evolution, harking back to very ancient ancestors - ancestors we share with insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles.
Date: Wednesday 12 February 2014
Timings: 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start -9:00pm
About Alice Roberts:
Alice Roberts is a clinical anatomist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented a range of programmes on BBC2 including Coast, Wild Swimming, The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, and Prehistoric Autopsy. She is also to be heard on Radio 4. She has authored four popular science books about anatomy and human evolution, and writes a regular science column for the Observer. www.alice-roberts.co.uk.
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