Friday, November 05, 2010

David Sloan Wilson - Evolving the City

Cool talk by David Sloan Wilson.
Roughly 50% of Americans don't believe the theory of evolution and nearly 100% worldwide don't appreciate its tremendous relevance to human affairs. In this University of Sydney talk, David Sloan Wilson shows how evolutionary theory can help to solve the problems of everyday life, from the quality of life in our cities to rethinking the fundamentals of economic theory and policy.

David Sloan Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. His books include Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society and Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives. His next book is titled The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block At A Time.

Presented by the Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology (CHAST), University of Sydney, September 2010
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