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Inside Science: Human Biology

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET

Vertebrate zoologist and author Bill Schutt traces the evolution of hearts and circulatory systems in the animal kingdom, as well as our understanding of the anatomy, physiology and symbolic significance of human hearts throughout history.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET

Charles Darwin has long been put on a pedestal and idolized as an objective, rational thinker who challenged the theist views of his day and changed for the better how we see the world. The truth, however, is a lot more complicated says evolutionary biologist Rui Diogo. He takes an unflinching look at how the racism and sexism of the Victorian era undermined Darwin’s scientific work and legacy.