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Darwin Day Celebration Evolving Friday

February 11th, 2021
Darwin Day Celebration Evolving Friday

2021 is the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Descent of Man. The Humanist Association of Ireland’s 2021 Darwin Day lecture will examine how the work holds up in the light of today’s knowledge of genetics and human evolution. It will take place on Zoom on #darwinday2021 This year, we are delighted that our speaker will be Professor Aoife McLysaght. Aoife is Head of the Genetics Department at Trinity College Dublin, where she has led a research group focusing on Molecular Evolution since 2003. She was a member of the international consortium that published the first draft of... Read More

The Evolution of Social Media, From BBS to Momo

February 28th, 2019
The Evolution of Social Media, From BBS to Momo

We hear the concerns all the time, “social media is ruining the world,” “children no longer interact face-to-face thanks to social media,” and the latest one, which can simply be referred to as the “Momo Challenge”. Merriam-Webster’s definition of ‘social media’ explains it plainly as, “forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content.” While some may think social media is a new concept, with applications such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Whatsapp and Twitter taking... Read More