Pigliucci to give two public lectures April 14, 15

Massimo Pigliucci
Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher of science and evolutionary biologist, will present two talks this week. The first talk is at 7:30 p.m., April 14 in Henzlik Hall room 124. The second is at 12:30 p.m., April 15 in Manter Hall room 103. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

The April 14 lecture is based on Pigliucci's book "Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk." The lecture is part of the School of Biological Sciences seminar series and co-sponsored by the Nebraska Citizens for Science.

The April 15 lecture is "Toward an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis? The Current Status and Likely Future of Evolutionary Theory." The lecture is part of Biological Sciences' "Ecology, Evolution and Behavior" seminar series.

Pigliucci received a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrara in Italy, a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He is currently a philosophy professor at the City University of New York-Lehman College and his research is in philosophy of science and the relationship between science and religion. He has also done extensive work on evolutionary biology, mainly on natural selection, phenotypic plasticity and genotype by environment interactions.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/gjt