Talk Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: Unnatural Selection: Evolution at the Hand of Man

Join expert curators and inspiring speakers for our free weekly lunchtime lectures

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2019

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Unnatural Selection: Evolution at the Hand of Man photo

When Charles Darwin contemplated how best to introduce his controversial new theory of evolution to the Victorian public, he chose to compare it with the selective breeding of domesticated animals. In her new book, Unnatural Selection, marking the 150th anniversary year of Darwin’s great work on domesticated animals Variation under Domestication, author and illustrator Katrina van Grouw explains why this analogy was more appropriate than even Darwin had realised. Artificial selection is, in fact, more than just an analogy for natural selection – it’s the perfect example of evolution in action.

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