This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution and Evolving the Future

Date: 

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:30am

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Julia Booms Memorial Lecture

David Sloan Wilson, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology, Binghampton University.

The study of evolution in relation to human affairs lags behind the study of evolution in relation to biology by about a century, The statement "Nothing about X makes sense except in the light of evolution" is already commonplace for X=biology, is becoming acceptable for X=the academic study of humans, and remains mystifying and/or threatening X=public policy. I will provide an overview of these trends with a focus on public policy as the wise management of evolutionary processes.