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MSNBC reporter talks evolution with ASU's Johanson

February 11, 2009

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: Donald Johanson, the paleoanthropologist who discovered “Lucy,” the iconic 3.18-million-year-old hominid skeleton.

Johanson, who is a professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the founding director of ASU’s Institute of Human Origins, is no stranger to the media, but this year his schedule is especially full of Darwin-linked event appearances, lectures and interviews.

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.

Article source: MSNBC

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