Public lecture Tuesday: How to write real about genes, mind, science and culture

Photo: David Dobbs

Author and science journalist David Dobbs will give a free public lecture, “Working the Mystery: How to Write Real about Genes, Mind, Science, and Culture,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Memorial Union (check TITU).

Dobbs is on campus this week as the 2012 Fall Science Writer in Residence. He will spend the week teaching and exploring campus.
Dobbs is the author of the recent Atavist best seller, “My Mother’s Lover,” and contributes features and essays for The Atlantic, Wired, National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications.

He is the author of several books, his most recent being “Reef Madness,” which explores an argument that Chares Darwin had about how reefs form. He is currently writing a new book, “The Orchid and the Dandelion,” which explores the genetics of temperament.