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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1M2206
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Everyone makes mistakes. But were the signature theories of great scientists like Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein free of blunders? Absolutely not.

In a fascinating intellectual journey, distinguished astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates that mistakes are an essential part of scientific progress. He discusses the weaknesses of these pioneers’ theories and attempts to identify both their psychological and neuroscientific origins. Livio shows how these brilliant but very human individuals collectively helped to dramatically further our knowledge of the evolution of life, our planet, and the universe.

Livio is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a best-selling author, and a popular speaker.

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