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Title: What Is Evolution? Towards A New Synthesis
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Murase, Masatoshi
Issue Date: 8-Dec-2009
Event Date: 8-Dec-2009
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.4
Notes: Institute for Advanced Study Workshop: Evolution: Foundations, Fundamentals, and Disease. Session 1: The Foundations of Evolution.
Abstract: The year 2009 is the bicentennial of Charles Darwins birth. In addition, it is the bicentennial since Jean‐Baptiste Lamarck published the book Zoological Philosophy. It is, therefore, timely to hold the international workshop on Evolution. Although Darwins natural selection theory has been well acknowledged in contrast to Lamarcks inheritance of acquired character in biology, the discovery of horizontal transfer of genes among various bacteria proved that Lamarcks theory is basically true, as well. Indeed, we are very familiar with the dichotomy of yes or no with regard to any given statement but not the complementary relationship of yes and no. An understanding of this complementary relationship enables us to understand that seemingly irreconcilable views in general need not be contradictory.
Duration: 41 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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