Genes come and go, individuals are born and die, species arise and go extinct – is this all that can be said about biological evolution?
Hungarian evolutionary biologist Prof. Eörs Szathmáry draws a richer picture. His co-work with the late British biologist Prof. Maynard Smith has suggested that during evolution there have been a number of major transitions in the way in which information is passed between generations. The major evolutionary transitions include the appearance of the first replicating molecules, the emergence of co-operative animal societies, and the unique language ability of humans. Prof. Szathmáry will highlight some of the main findings of this comparative analysis and comment the possibility of life beyond the Planet Earth.
The event will be in English with Bulgarian translation.
Presented in partnership with the Hungarian Cultural Institute at the Embassy of Hungary to Bulgaria.