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SOLD OUT! Meet Renowned Italian Geneticist Giuseppe Sermonti
May 2, 2005
Author of "Why Is a Fly Not a Horse?"

Discovery Institute is honored to announce the forthcoming publication of Why Is a Fly Not a Horse?(Discovery Institute Press, May 2005) by Dr. Giuseppe Sermonti.

In his book, Dr. Sermonti boldly shatters the myth that all critics of Darwinian evolution are American religious fundamentalists. His groundbreaking book, loaded with scientific facts that aren't taught in standard biology classes, is full of history and poetry and asks many of the right questions - in a style that is both entertaining and inspiring. Dr. Sermonti is a retired Professor of Genetics at the University of Perugia who discovered genetic recombination in antibiotic-producing Penicillium and Streptomyces and was Vice President at XIV International Congress of Genetics (Moscow, 1980). He is Chief Editor of Rivista di Biologia/Biology Forum, one of the oldest still-published biology journals in the world.

Join us as we welcome Dr. Sermonti to Seattle for a lecture to be held on Monday, May 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at Discovery Institute, located in the Melbourne Tower Building, 1511 Third Avenue, Suite 808 in downtown Seattle. The first 50 attendees will receive a special limited edition, pre-publication copy of the book. Cost of the event is $10 and includes a selection of regional wines and cheese. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. To register, please contact Rachel Krauskopf by email or by calling (206) 292-0401 ext. 153.

Why Is a Fly Not a Horse? also bears an Italian title, Dimenticare Darwin, which means "Forget Darwin," and its prologue bears the title "Evolution is dead!"

The book is a valuable contribution to the critical treatment of some of the phenomena of evolution. Sermonti puts together several phenomena which have been dispersed in the literature. It could be said that this is a literary essay written by a biologist." Dr. A. Lima-de-Faria Professor Emeritus of Molecular Cytogenetics University of Lund, Sweden

In this scholarly written book, the current ideas on evolution are critically studied in a broad context. The fallacious character of the current neo-Darwinian dogmatisim is clearly demonstrated. The attentive reader of the book will be fascinated from beginning to end." Dr. Leendert Van Der Hammen, Founder-Member of the Osaka Group for the Study of Dynamic Structures, author of "Unfoldment and Manifestation. Seven Essay on Evolution and Classification" (The Hague, 1988)

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