Professor Steve Jones: Is Man Just Another Animal?

Acclaimed geneticist, author and science broadcaster Steve Jones, sheds light on what has made mankind the superior species on planet Earth.

Professor Steve Jones: Is Man Just Another Animal?

About Professor Steve Jones: Is Man Just Another Animal?

Venue: 50 George Square, Lecture Theatre G.03, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

With the chimpanzee sharing around 95% of our genes, is it fair to say that Darwinian man, though well behaved, is at best just a monkey shaved?

Professor Steve Jones graduated from the University of Edinburgh, and was head of the department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London between 1995-1999 and 2008-2010, as well as having visiting posts at Harvard University amongst others.

Steve Jones is an acclaimed geneticist, probably best known to the general public as a regular broadcaster and prizewinning author. His written works have attracted much critical praise including the Rhone-Poulenc book prize for "The Language of the Genes" (1994) and the BP Natural World Book Prize for "Almost Like a Whale" (1999). Having contributed invaluably to British academia, Jones has become the leader of his field, as well as an engaging journalist, appearing frequently on The BBC and writing regularly for The Guardian and Daily Telegraph.

He joins us on the 15th of March to discuss why, with a view from the genes, mankind is much more than just another animal. At the heart this lecture is the outstanding scientist Charles Darwin and his famous theory of evolution, which tremendously changed the scientific and philosophical thought of the 19th century.

With all proceeds going to the charity Health In Mind, come along to the second of the 2019 RAG Week lecture series to find out more.

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