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UW celebrates Darwin's birthday


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison is in the middle of three-day birthday party for famous naturalist Charles Darwin.

Darwin, who advanced the theory of evolution, was born on Feb. 12. UW-Madison's "Know Thyself: Humans and Evolution" celebration began on Thursday and continues through Saturday.

Iowa State University anthropologist Jill Pruetz will deliver the keynote address on Friday. She studies chimpanzees in Senegal. UW-Madison anthropologist John Hawks will speak on Saturday about comparisons between human and Neanderthal genomes. Saturday events include family-themed science stations spread around the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

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