Institute for the science of origins

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From the expanding universe to the developing mind, from emerging life to advancing medicine, the Institute for the Science of Origins at Case Western Reserve University is the scientific source for everything evolutionary. upcoming events»

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One thing that unites human beings is that we all had the same beginning. A primary goal of the Institute for the Science of Origins is to uncover exactly what that beginning might have been.

The institute organizes and sponsors events at the university, as well as with its partners, that engage the community in a discussion about origins topics. While many of these events are intended for academic audiences, everyone is invited to join the celebration.

Beginning in Fall 2008, Case Western Reserve University and the institute have observed the Year of Darwin—the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his seminal work The Origin of the Species—with lectures, talks and presentations.

Check out the full Year of Darwin schedule for event details and additional information.

Charles Darwin

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Celebrate Charles Darwin's works, life and influence on evolutionary theory, research and thought. Through April 2009, the university marks the scientist's 200th birthday with lectures, activities and programs that explore origins across many disciplines.

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