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ONLINE - "Consider the Platypus" Live Chat

  • June 02, 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Facebook Livestream, ISC
Live Chat with science writer Maggie Ryan Sandford

Illinois Science Council (ISC) is excited to host science journalist and comedy writer Maggie Ryan Sandford for a virtual author talk where we get to explore her recent book, Consider the Platypus: Evolution Through Biology's Most Baffling Creatures. The review by Ars Technica explains it well: 

"Science buffs and animal lovers will gravitate to Consider the Platypus... for its detailed and often hilarious exploration of evolution through animals. Darwin's theory of evolution shaped the views of everyone who came after him, and it can provide explanations to how some creatures have ended up so curious. The book does this by "profiling" over 50 animals, and Sandford describes the most important quirks and anomalies of each that likely came from evolutionary adaptation. If you're intrigued by DNA-altering octopuses, radiation-withstanding tardigrades, and venomous platypuses, then you should pick up Consider the Platypus."

This is a free livestream program with audience Q&A. For more details, please click here

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