Survival of the fittest, and all that, but apparently Charles Darwin also had a sister theory — he called it "the taste for the beautiful" — that said sometimes, creatures chose mates just for the pure beauty or pleasure of it. Brilliant bird plumage may be an example of this, and Yale ornithology prof Richard Prum will discuss his new book on the topic at this annual lecture. Free registration required.
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences at 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19103
When: May 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP