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 also able to raise over $200 that will be donated to AIME and the Britt Hermes legal fund.

Thank-you to all those who came along to this event and helped us celebrate!

For our GC locals who found Brisbane a bit far to get to, don't worry; next year we will be hosting Darwin Day on Gold Coast turf! *Cheers*

Speakers

Associate Professor Bryan Fry

School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland

Associate Professor Bryan Fry is the head of the Venom Evolution Lab. His research has taken him to over 40 countries, including Antarctica.

Slides: Click here

Listen to the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/gold-coast-skeptics/darwin-day-aprof-bryan-fry

Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau

Senior Research Fellow, Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group (GARG), Southern Cross GeoScience

Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau's research focuses on the development and application of direct dating methods and micro-analytical techniques to key questions in archaeological sciences, such as the timing of human evolution and interaction with the surrounding environment (in particular hominids ecological niche, diet and early life history).

Slides: Click here

Listen to the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/gold-coast-skeptics/darwin-day-dr-renaud-joannes-boyau

Additional links:

About Gigantopithecus

Website with all the details: https://www.wheregiantsroamed.com/

Video of the caves and drone footage as well as 360 video where people can walk in the caves and look around and see the fossil:

https://vimeo.com/254933682

About the GARG research group

Website with all the details: http://www.garg.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GARGnews/about/

Twitter: @GARG_SCU

Professor Rian Grun

Director of the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Griffith University

Prof Rainer Grun is the a geochronologist and geochemist, with a focus on virtually non destructive dating analysis of human fossils.

Slides: Click here

Listen to the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/gold-coast-skeptics/darwin-day-prof-rainer-grun

#SkepticsinthePub #DarwinDay #Evolution #Humanevolution #GriffithUniversity #SouthernCrossUniversity #UniversityofQueensland #Venom #Snakes #Hominid

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