Evolution: The Big Questions

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Evolution has shaped the world we live in.  Almost everyone in the world is familiar with dinosaurs, mass extinctions and so forth. But we often forget that evolution is still happening to us and all other living organisms around us.  And it will continue to do so long into the future, in ways that might be wholly unexpected. Join us for this series of lectures that will lift the lid on some of the overlooked aspects of evolution. Which evolutionary ‘experiments’ were short-lived, and why? How important was random chance in shaping the biodiversity of Earth? Why is there only a single species of human in existence today? And can we predict what the future may hold for the evolution of other species and even ourselves?