ASU In the News

MSNBC reporter talks evolution with ASU's Johanson

<p>This year is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and the British naturalist is receiving a lot of attention. So is another prime player in the field of evolution: <st1:personname w:st="on">Donald Johanson</st1:personname>, the paleoanthropologist who discovered “Lucy,” the iconic 3.18-million-year-old hominid skeleton.</p><p>Johanson, who is a professor in the <st1:placetype w:st="on">College</st1:placetype> of <st1:placename w:st="on">Liberal Arts</st1:placename> and Sciences’ <st1:placetype w:st="on">School</st1:placetype> of <st1:placename w:st="on">Human Evolution</st1:placename> and Social Change and the founding director of ASU’s <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">Institute</st1:placetype> of <st1:placename w:st="on">Human Origins</st1:placename></st1:place>, is no stranger to the media, but this year his schedule is especially full of Darwin-linked event appearances, lectures and interviews.</p><p>Recently, Alan Boyle of MSNBC spoke with Johanson about his new book, Lucy’s Legacy; his famous discovery; and his thoughts about humankind’s evolutionary past and future. The resulting article, Lessons from Lucy, can be found on MSNBC’s Cosmic Log Web site.</p>

Article Source: MSNBC
Rebecca Howe

Communications Specialist, School of Human Evolution and Social Change