Growing Up Neanderthal
During September's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Professor Tanya Smith talked about her archaeological research into using fossilised teeth to understand aspects of ancient development, evolution, and behaviour. From the first Neanderthal remains found in Germany's Neander Valley in 1856 to the recent discovery of fossilised Neanderthal footprints on a Normandy beach, Professor Smith's research paints an increasingly detailed picture of the life and development of Homo neanderthale
Darwin Day 2019
During Febuary's GC Skeptics in the Pub, we teamed up with Queensland Skeptics and the Brisbane Skeptical Society to host a special event in celebration of Darwin Day. Darwin Day is an internationally celebrated day intended to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. In honor of the event, we were privileged enough to have two
Human origins in Sunda and Sahul.
During the May GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Michael Westaway gives a fascinating talk on human evolution in Australia and south east Asia and some of the latest discoveries that are changing the shape of our past, such as fossil evidence showing the emergence of modern humans to be far earlier that previously recorded and the importance of a strong relationship between researches and indigenous communities so they can continue to unearth and study these amazing fossils. Listen
Darwin Day Celebration
On the 11th Feb we celebrated Darwin Day with the Brisbane Skeptical Society at the Moorooka Community Center. The mission of International Darwin Day is to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin The event was a great success with approximately 50 attendees coming to enjoy the free pizza and three fantastic speakers. We were a