AKHP Public Lecture: The Origin of Life and Evolution of its Forms
27 September 2017, 1:00 pm
Dr. Salomatsho Saboiev
Professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences
Department of General Biology, Khorog State University named after M. Nazarshoev
The Origin and development of life on our planet is one of the most important questions in the field of biology. Two approaches to answer it were formulated back in antiquity. Many ancient authors linked the origin of life to a divine creative act. This point of view lies outside the scientific sphere and scope of our discussion. Philosophers-materialists considered the origin of life as a natural process in the development of matter. The lecture will focus on three most common hypotheses, to some extent relevant today. The first is the hypothesis of spontaneous origin of life. The second is the hypothesis of panspermia, according to which life was brought to Earth from space. And the modern hypothesis (Oparin-Haldane) about the origin of life on Earth through biochemical evolution, which appears to be the most fully developed, reasoned and widely accepted.
Dr. Salomatsho Saboiev is a prominent scientist in the field of biology. In 1970 he defended his Candidate’s thesis on “Soil-biogeochemical characteristics of desert biogeocenoses in the Eastern Pamir”. In 2002 he defended his doctoral thesis on Vegetation of the Pamirs, Darvaz and its economic significance. In Moscow in 2015 Dr. Saboiev published a monograph on “Plant communities of the Pamirs, their structure and productivity”. Professor Saboiev has more than 60 scientific and popular-scientific works on various topics of biology and vegetation of the Pamirs. Professor Saboiev's scientific works are widely known outside of Tajikistan.
Munira Tavakalova (Cand. Phil. Sc.),
Head of the Department of Philosophy and Political Science
Khorog State University named after M. Nazarshoev
The lecture will be delivered in Russian. Translation into English will be provided upon request.
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