How Natural Selection Shapes Contemporary Homo sapiens: Lessons from the Framingham Heart Study

How Natural Selection Shapes Contemporary Homo Sapiens with Stephen C. Stearns, Professor, Yale UniversityAttend Harvard Museum of Natural History's last installment of the Evolution Matter Series lecture, How Natural Selection Shapes Contemporary Homo sapiens with Stephen C. Stearns, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00pm located in the Geological Lecture Hall on 24 Oxford Street. Have modern sanitation and medicine stopped human evolution, as some claim? Does the pressure for sexual selection of males constrain the evolution of females, and vice versa? Does having children shorten or extend life? Read more

A Short History of the Ten Commandments

A Short History of the Ten Commandments, Michael Coogan, Harvard Divinity SchoolJoin the Harvard Semitic Museum for the public lecture, A Short History of the Ten Commandments with Michael Coogan, Harvard Divinity School, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Yenching Auditorium. The Ten Commandments of the Hebrew Bible have become a focal point in contemporary culture wars. When and how, among all the laws reportedly given on Mount Sinai, did the Decalogue become such a privileged and authoritative text? Read more.

Calendar of Events

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