As part of the Museum of Natural History at Noon series, Dr. Warren Allmon, director of the Paleontological Research Institution, led a panel discussion on Feb. 14, 2008 about how human activities are changing the direction and rate of future evolution. Discussion ranged from species classification debate to the impact of modern medicine on the evolutionary advancement of humans.

Darwin Day is an annual international commemoration of the birthday and ideas of Charles Darwin, a British naturalist born Feb. 12, 1809, and author of the seminal book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection."

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