So much depends upon evolution. For well over a century, scientists have been gathering evidence that expands our understanding of biological evolution. A cornerstone of modern science, evolutionary biology has led us to an ever-greater understanding of the world, our place in it, and the potential of the future. Scholars in other disciplines have added vital new perspectives to our ongoing understanding of evolution’s importance.
As we approach the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the originator of the modern theory of evolution, it is a rich time to take stock of how much we’ve learned since On the Origin of Species was published in 1859.
The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Museum, joined by major Philadelphia cultural organizations, come together to offer the public a year of special programs dedicated to the ever-evolving process of evolution. Join us!