Scientists Take Darwin on the Road

Readers may recall me be posting about NESCent’s Darwin Day Road Show.  Miller-McCune graciously allowed me to write up the experience for them. Please take some time and read the piece.  It gives hope for the future of science in the United States.

A posse of evolutionary scientists traveled to the heart of America to share their excitement about science on the birthday of Charles Darwin. This is their story.

via Scientists Take Darwin on the Road | Miller-McCune.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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One comment on “Scientists Take Darwin on the Road
  1. Bravo Craig and all the Darwin Day team! This is important work. A colleague of mine says that most problems boil down to lack of communication. That may be a bit simplistic, but is certainly true that engaging with people and showing them what evolution is and what evolutionary biologists actually do is a key step in breaking down prejudices and misinformation. And reminding people how cool organisms are!

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