Harvard graduate to lecture on evolution



by Honchul Yun

A professor from the University of Chicago will attempt to answer the question “is evolution true?” on Wednesday night.

The Biology Graduate Student Association is hosting a seminar on evolution on Oct 13th. The seminar, presented by Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology, will focus on the debated issue of evolution.

Coyne will present what he considers to be evidence for evolution, and will discuss  why he believes it is important to not only know scientific evidence, but also to understand why more than 40 percent of Americans do not believe it.

Organizers emphasize that this seminar is designed for every student to know the evidence for evolution as easily as possible. Also, it is free and open to all students.

Coyne graduated from the College of William & Mary and received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. Coyne has acted as associate editor of “Evolution” and vice president of the Society for the Study of Evolution. |

“We would like to invite anyone who wants to know more about evolution,”  Tom Gawriluk, president of Biology Graduate Student Association at UK, said.  “Dr. Coyne is a prominent voice and researcher in the study of evolution. So if you are at all curious about evolution, please come out to enjoy this seminar.”

UK biology undergraduate Yunsuk Oh is one student who is looking forward to the lecture.

“I’ve been interested in how the population of organisms has evolved over time,” he said. “The seminar might give me the exact solution about the unsolved problem. Also, it is a good chance to see a prestigious New York Times bestseller near at hand.”

For more information, visit the Biology Graduate Student Association, send e-mail to [email protected], or call at (859) 257-1717.