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World's top minds to celebrate 'the birth and life of beginnings'
Date:2/26/2009

oken advocate for conservation and the protection of biodiversity, fighting to preserve the wondrous variety of the natural world. Wilson will speak on "Darwin's Four Great Books: The Origins of a Revolution" on March 23.

  • Ron Numbers, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has widely been described as the world's leading expert on the origins and beliefs underlying creationism, the theological concept that rejects evolution as the fundamental theory of life. Numbers will speak on "The Evolution of Creationism in America" on March 26.

  • Don Johanson, a professor of anthropology at Arizona State University and one of the most widely recognized names in his field the world over. Johanson is perhaps best known for his co-discovery in 1974 of "Lucy," a 3.2-million-year-old skeleton that has prompted major revisions in our understanding of humanity's evolutionary past. He will speak on "The Origins of Human Development" on March 27.

  • Scotty Barnhart, an assistant professor of jazz trumpet at The Florida State University who has drawn widespread acclaim through his collaborations with jazz luminaries such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and the Marcus Roberts Quintet. In a two-hour concert and lecture titled "The Origin & Evolution of Jazz: A Tribute to American's Own Musical Art Form," Barnhart will be joined by a talented group of musicians and performs in exploring more than 100 years of jazz history in word and performance. The event is scheduled for March 28, and tickets can be purchased by calling (850) 644-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.fsu.edu.

    Other special events scheduled during "Origins '09" include the following:

    • MARCH 20: National Public Radio's Ira Flatow, host of the popular science program "Science Friday," will broadcast live from the Florida State campus before a studio audience.

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    Contact: Frank Stephenson
    fstephenson@fsu.edu
    850-644-8634
    Florida State University
    Source:Eurekalert

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