2013 Toronto Science Festival

The Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth

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How does our understanding of the origin and evolution of life on Earth inform our thinking about life in other parts of the Universe? Can we expect life beyond Earth to evolve as it does on our planet? Should we expect life to always evolve into complex forms? As part of the Toronto Science Festival, journalist Jennifer Carpenter be moderating a panel on “The Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth” with evolutionary biologist Spencer Barrett, palaeontologist David Evans, evolutionary development biologist Cassandra Extavour, and evolutionary genomicist Stephen Wright.

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