Conferencia: Cambios evolutivos a gran velocidad, por Daniel Matute


La Biblioteca Ludwig von Mises y la Universidad Francisco Marroquín organizan eventos cada año para celebrar el Día de Darwin. Esta vez invitaron al biólogo y microbiólogo Daniel Matute a hablar sobre los estudios de laboratorio sobre los cambios evolutivos que se dan en ciertos grupos.

Middle East and Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”


A couple weeks ago, chaos erupted in the streets of the main cities of the Middle East. People screamed for justice, democracy and freedom.  Meanwhile, a bunch of people tried to understand how it all happened (as if they didn’t know it).

Calm has returned and most of them realized that the problem that their sad & poor societies faced was the result of a historical process of killings, impunity and corruption.

They all said that the problem “the world” faces today can’t be fixed. And still, a new civil society with young leaders needs to appear in the political scene.  Some of them (so they said) are the future of humanity and considered themselves the future leaders of their countries (as some have appeared on the news, newspapers and radio).

However, I am sure they don’t know Whitman and would not understand what a poem like “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” could teach them.

Here is it, please sit and enjoy it:

It avails not, time nor place -distance avails not,

I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so many generations ence,

Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt,

Just as any of you is one of a living crowd, I was one of a crowd,

Just as you are refresh’d by the gladness of the river and the bright flow, I was refresh’d,

Just as you stand and lean on the rail, yet hurry with the stiff current, I stood yet was hurried,

Just as you look on the numberless masts of ships and the thick-stemm’d pipes of steamboats, I look’d.

Why Evolution is True. An interview with Jerry Coyne.


This year astonishing facts regarding Evolution were published by various sources,

Isn’t it scary that in the 21st. Century still more than 50% of Americans do not believe in Evolution as a truth? Can you imagine the percentages in other countries and societies?

Jerry Coyne is the author of the book “Why Evolution is True” and in the following interview he presents fantastically his answers on some of the most common questions regarding Evolution.  Hope you enjoy it,

Video: Interview with Jerry Coyne. Courtesy of New Media UFM.

Conferencia sobre Evolución en Guatemala


El jueves 11 de febrero a las 6:30 pm habrá una conferencia gratuita sobre Evolución en la Universidad Francisco Marroquín.  Este año, en conmemoración del nacimiento de Charles Darwin el 12 de febrero, estará en la UFM el Dr. Daniel Matute de la Universidad de Chicago hablando sobre la base genética de los procesos de especiación y adaptación.

La teoría de la evolución y los estudios de Charles Darwin en el siglo XIX revolucionarion la ciencia moderna.  El de los estudios de Darwin sobr la evolución nos ha permitido conocer el comportamiento biológico, psicológico, individual y social del ser humano como nunca antes se había realizado en la historia.

Leer y comprender los postulados y fundamentos de la evolución es un conocimiento indispensable que todos los seres humanos educados debe estudiar.  Así que, que mejor manera de profundizar en estos temas que haciéndolo con un científico y especialista.  Los invito encarecidamente a esta conferencia.

En años anteriores la Universidad Francisco Marroquín ha organizado las siguientes conferencias de las cuales pueden ver el video online:

Más información,