Adam Rutherford - Humanimal: How Homo Sapiens Became Nature's Most Paradoxical Creature--A New Evolutionary History — in conversation with David Epstein

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Of the many questions science has tackled through the centuries, one of the most difficult has been to define human nature. We’ve always seen ourselves as distinct from all other forms of life even as our investigations have steadily shown that we’re not as different as we think. We aren’t, after all, the only species that communicates, makes and uses tools, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. In this detailed exploration of our uncertain place in the animal kingdom, Rutherford, a broadcaster and the author of Creation and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, argues that the essence of being human is exactly this ability to formulate the paradox of ourselves as both like other animals and distinct from them. Rutherford will be in conversation with David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene and the forthcoming book Range.

 

 

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Non Fiction
Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature—A New Evolutionary History Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781615195312
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Published: The Experiment - March 19th, 2019

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