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How Darwin Stumbled Onto the Famous Beagle Voyage - David Bisno

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/03/03/Dr_David_Bisno_Toying_with_Trouble Science historian David Bisno tells the story of how ship captain Robert Fitzroy invited Charles Darwin to join him on a round-the-world voyage. On this voyage, the "undistinguished" 21-year-old Darwin began to devise his evolutionary theory. ----- Do scientists have reason for apprehension about how their discoveries could affect our future lives? Are there lessons to be learned from Darwin, Semmelweiss, Szilard and others? In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, Bisno will engage us in a provocative discussion of other scientists who could well be dubbed, like the tormented evolutionist, "a Devil's Chaplain." Bisno has served as an enthusiastic historian of science and a discussion leader for 16 years - The Commonwealth Club of California David Bisno grew up in University City, earned his B.A. from Harvard College, and then returned to St. Louis for medical school and ophthalmology residency at Washington University. After two years in the Navy in Pensacola teaching ophthalmology to the flight surgeons, he headed for Viet Nam. Bisno enjoyed 20 years of private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. After raising two children in Dixie, he changed his focus and headed north. 1992-94 Bisno earned a Master's Degree in the History of Science between Harvard and Dartmouth Colleges. Bisno is now actively engaged in adult education around the world. He enjoys engaging groups of "silver-haired-scholars" in provocative discussion groups on a myriad of subjects.
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