David Shorthouse

Wednesday, October 9 2013 at 7:30PM

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David Shorthouse

What's the talk about?

Evolution's past is rife with controversy. Whilst a majority of people view evolution as an important fact of nature, there is still a significant portion of people who view it as a falsehood. There is lots of information regarding why evolution is true, but why does this actually matter? Why is evolution actually important – aside from it being true?

Hundreds of recent developments in medical and technical advancement have depended heavily on our understanding of evolution. The way we treat the future of medicine, the development of more efficient and greener farming methodologies, medical developments, our pursuit of the stars– all of these depend on us understanding, and utilizing the evolutionary process and our interconnectedness with nature.

The next generation of humanity will require a greater understanding of evolution than any before them. Evolution is the future of technologically development, and I aim to show you why.

David is currently a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry, for the University of Oxford. David spends a great deal of his free time communicating science through workshops and lectures, to a large range of audiences.