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Darwin Day 2018

In 2018, the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (PTNCE) organised the Darwin Day in Poznań (February 12) and Toruń (March 9). In addition, some PTNCE members participated in Darwin Day organised by Polish Rationalist Association and University of Wroclaw.


Organisers: Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University and Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences (PTPN).

Date: 12 February 2018, 16:30-19:15.

Place: Sala Posiedzeń in the seat of PTPN, ul. Mielżyńskiego 27/29, Poznań.


16:30-16:45 The opening
dr hab. Jacek Wiewiorowski
16:45-17:15 Evolution around us
prof. Jacek Radwan
17:20-17:50 Evolutionary "earthquakes" – paleoanthropological discoveries of the 21st century
prof. Katarzyna A. Kaszycka
17:55-18:25 Evolution of human breasts – review of concepts
dr hab. Krzysztof Kościński
– exhibition of prints, showing various editions of Karol Darwin's works from the collections of the PTPN Library,
– exhibition of skull casts of human ancestors from the collection of the Institute of Anthropology (AMU) and private collection of a lecturer (KAK),
– slide show: chimpanzees from the "chimpanzee island", Pongo-Songo (Cameroon) – photo: Bartosz Bielicki.


Darwin Day was organized by the Student Scientific Club Evo-Lingua, whose tutor is Katarzyna Rogalska-Chodecka, a member of PTNCE. As part of the celebrations, students prepared a lecture and linguistic experiment.

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Polish Rationalist Association and University of Wroclaw organised V Wroclaw Darwin Day on February 17 and 18. Three PTNCE members presented their speeches (in Polish):

– prof. Andrzej Elżanowski: Darwin's ethics

– dr Wioletta Nowaczewska: On human evolution – when and where did we stand, and were we alone?

– dr Łukasz Budzicz: Sexual (r)evolution in the Internet age? A look from the perspective of evolutionary psychology

More information on Polish Rationalist Association website.