Friday, February 8, 2019

Announcement: This Week At The Science Circle: “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”, "Darwin Day 2019 Lecture"

"Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"
By Robert A. Hendrix, MD
Saturday, February 9 at 10 AM PST

"Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is of increasing prevalence and can lead to cirrhosis and total liver failure and can be found in children as young as 2 years of age through adulthood.  Death can occur not only from liver failure but more likely, associated cardiovascular disease.  This talk will review the clinical presentation and natural course of this  disease process and its possible associations with modern lifestyle, diet and gastrointestinal (gut) microbiota.

"GOAL – to raise awareness and basic understanding of NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE for lay people."

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The Science Circle (61/127/32)

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Darwin Day 2019 Lecture "Heroes of Evolution"
by Stephen L. Gasior, Ph.D
Tuesday, February 12th at 6 AM PST

"Heroes of Evolution: Kettlewell and Majerus: Of Moths and March of Science

"This lecture will honor the accomplishments of two scientists who helped demonstrate “Evolution in Action.”

"Dr. Henry Bernard Davis Kettlewell spent time in the field counting moths in response to increasing amounts of pollution. This phenomenon of industrial melanism was an excellent demonstration of microevolution showing how a population of organisms change in accordance with environmental changes. Unfortunately, scientific criticism lead to junk science criticisms by anti-evolutionists.

"Dr. Mike Majerus followed up on the scientific criticisms with his own updated experiments solidifying this basic concept of modern evolutionary theory. This talk focuses on the basics of the science and also the process of how science works.

"It will, as is typical for the speaker, criticize the bad faith arguments of the anti-evolutionists and reflect on the challenges for rational thought in today’s culture."

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The Science Circle (61/127/32)

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