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“Planning a Darwinian City” with Oren Harman and David Sloan Wilson
February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
People seeking positive change often use words like “evolve” and “adapt” in the vernacular, but seldom think to consult the science of change — evolutionary science. This is in part because evolutionary science was confined to the study of genetic evolution for most of the 20th century. More recently, it has expanded to include a much broader array of human-centered goals, including personal and cultural growth. In the hands of our guest, the evolutionist and philosopher David Sloan Wilson, it is specifically being applied to making Binghamton, New York, a better city. Generalized Darwinism reveals the need to manage evolutionary processes to align them with normative goals. Otherwise, Wilson argues, evolution takes us where we don’t want to go.
On February 24th, at 12:00 EST, Professor Oren Harman, an historian of science and writer, author of The Price of Altruism, will be hosting the evolutionary theorist and author, Professor David Sloan Wilson, to talk about how Darwinian principles can be applied broadly to improve people’s lives. The two will also discuss David’s new novel, Atlas Hugged, a sequel to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, with somewhat of a different twist!
The YouTube broadcast will be at this link – https://youtu.be/tsZa3bi8apE
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