Many people are alarmed by the discovery that humans share a substantial proportion of their DNA sequence with other creatures, and with primates most of all, for they feel - as did the Victorians after the publication of The Origin of Species - that this brings us down towards their level. To do so is to misunderstand what evolution can say about ourselves; and in this talk I will discuss how we have changed in comparison to our relatives and how, in the end, is largely irrelevant to the question of what makes us human.
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Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ
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The lecture will be preceded by tea/coffee in the Nyholm room and followed by a Mixer in the Nyholm Room.
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