Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds


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In Star Trek, crew members travel to unusual planets, meet diverse beings, and encounter unique civilizations. In these remarkable space adventures, does Star Trek reflect biology and evolution as we know it? What can the science in the science fiction of Star Trek teach us?

In Live Long and Evolve, biologist and die-hard Trekkie Mohamed Noor takes you on a fun, fact-filled scientific journey. Noor offers Trekkies, science-fiction fans, and anyone curious about how life works a cosmic gateway into introductory biology, including the definitions and origins of life, DNA, reproduction, and evolutionary processes.

During this virtual book talk, Noor and host Dr. Erin Macdonald look at some of the powerful science behind one of the most popular science-fiction series. Q&A with attendees will follow.

Nonfiction Science & Technology
Location: Virtual Date: October 10, 2020 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Mohamed Noor Erin Macdonald