R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Series The Missing Museum: Post Natural History

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Join us for this series of scientific seminars at Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Hear Carnegie scientists and invited researchers discuss their latest findings on a wide variety of science topics. For more information about the Science Seminars, contact John Wible at WibleJ@carnegiemnh.org.

Aprils Topic: "The Missing Museum: PostNatural History"

Lecturer: Richard Pell
Founder and Director
Center for PostNatural History

Location: Earth Theater, First Floor Rear
Free with museum admission; no registration required

During the 20th century, intentional variation within living forms accelerated greatly, thanks to human understanding of the Mendelian laws of heredity, biotechnological innovation, and global commerce. These changes are largely absent from the collections and exhibits in our world's natural history museums.

Richard Pell works at the intersections of science, engineering, and culture. He is the founder of the Center for PostNatural History, an organization dedicated to the collection and exposition of life-forms that have been intentionally and heritably altered through domestication, selective breeding, or genetic engineering.

The Center for PostNatural History operates a permanent museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and produces traveling exhibitions that have appeared in science and art museums throughout Europe and the United States, as well as within the pages of National Geographic, Nature Magazine, Popular Science, New Scientist, and American Scientist.

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By: Carnegie Museum of Natural History