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Why Walk on Two Legs? The Pros and Cons of Bipedalism

April 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for an evening of science, cocktails and conversation at SciCafe at the American Museum of Natural History. Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00. Admission is free and registration is recommended.

Walking on two legs, or ‘bipedalism’, is one of the key characteristics defining humans and our early ancestors. But what an odd way to walk and run. In this SciCafe, join Museum Curator Brian Richmond and Jeremy DeSilva from Boston University in exploring the great advantages of walking on two legs that allow us to be human, as well as the unfortunate consequences of evolving bipedalism from a body plan designed to walk on four, not two, legs.


April 1, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


American Museum of Natural History
56 West 81st St.
New York, NY 10024 United States
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